While we ponder ruining our coastlines?
If you read nothing else, at least read this piece from the Wall Street Journal that I mention down the page a bit.
"President" Bush needs to realize that concerns about the environment do not end when Americans are inconvenienced. Bush asks congress to go along with forgetting the environment.
I realize that the high gas proces ar more than an inconvenience to some, in fact, a hardship. But the Bush administration's failure to seek alternative, progressive forms of energy over the last 7 years is no excuse to endanger the fragile environs of the seas and shores.
I know it is the Republican way to be reactive rather than proactive, and this is just another example of lack of forethought (in spite of scientists and environmentalists and progressives thinking and speaking out about it for a decade).
It would probably take a decade before we saw any oil from offshore drilling. It's not like you can just go out there, insert a tap and start the flow. If we have to wait 10 years, even 5 years before we stop the escalating of gas prices that is not going to help John Q. Public.
Hopefully Congress will not fall for this "destroy the earth but help out big oil" ploy that was probably designed by Bush's oil buddies.
And flip flop McCain is just as bad, thinking this will gain him the Virginia electoral votes.
Meanwhile, why did Saudi Arabia decide to increase production recently. Maybe in return for the U. S. handing over nuclear technology to the nation with all the oil and sunsine (as in solar).
From the Wall Street Journal: In a ceremony little-noticed in this country, Ms. Rice volunteered the U.S. to assist Saudi Arabia in developing nuclear reactors, training nuclear engineers, and constructing nuclear infrastructure. While oil breaks records at $130 per barrel or more, the American consumer is footing the bill for Saudi Arabia's nuclear ambitions.
That was written in this opinion piece, and it just shows the whole world is screwed with Bush as the screwdriver.
Good Lord, bring us Obama!!!