01 Apr '11, 10pm

For the Last Time: Drill, Baby, Drilling Will Not Lower Gas Prices #tcot #energy #oil

For the Last Time: Drill, Baby, Drilling Will Not Lower Gas Prices #tcot #energy #oil

Oh politics. How inane thou art. Take this fun pack o' lies that keeps cropping up like clockwork every few years when gas prices rise: That if we'd just open up all of that sweet, sweet American coastline and heartland for drilling, prices at the pump would come tumbling down! Politicians can be expected to make this claim every time gas prices climb to the $4 range -- which, of course, is still really, really cheap , considering. We hear the asinine calls to Drill, Baby, Drill, or whatever variant is currently being touted, whenever pols sniff an opportunity in the air to award their oil buddies some more prime real estate ... but of course, the underlying justification is simply not true.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/drill-baby-drilli...

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