16 May '11, 6pm

Sigh! @BarackObama Calls for More Offshore Drilling. Again

Sigh! @BarackObama Calls for More Offshore Drilling. Again

As you'll recall, the last time the president made such a "compromise" (it was really a concession, as yielding increased drilling to the GOP won Democrats precisely nothing in return), the largest offshore oil disaster in American history erupted a few days later. Of course, most vocal conservative and oil-state 'moderate' pols ignored that little mess and went right on calling for more drilling throughout the spill -- meanwhile, not a single meaningful piece of legislation was ever passed to address the reckless safety culture inherent in the oil industry's drilling practices. What's more, despite all that noise about Obama not drilling enough -- which began pretty much when he took office -- it turns out that the administration was actually pretty oil friendly all along: 2008 saw a spike in domestic oil production from the later Bush years, and 2010 passed levels of dri...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/obama-calls-expan...

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