03 May '11, 9pm

GOP Launches Big Push to Expand Offshore Drilling

GOP Launches Big Push to Expand Offshore Drilling

that killed 11 people, soiled miles of coastline around the Gulf of Mexico, wiped out thousands of jobs, damaged the ecosystem there in ways that we're only just beginning to understand, and made residents from Louisiana to Florida sick? If you do, perhaps you should remind your Republican congressman -- because it doesn't seem like he does. See, the GOP is pushing three different bills that seek not only to expand the area permitted for offshore drilling, but -- and I'm not kidding about this -- loosen current regulations on an industry that was just responsible for a 210,000,000 gallon oil spill.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/gop-launches-push...

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