Posted by: arnegrim | March 31, 2010

It’s about time!!!

Too bad Congress couldn’t see the benefits of this when there was a Republican president calling for it…  partisanship sure takes a toll on common sense sometimes…

“Reversing a ban on oil drilling off most U.S. shores,President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced an expansive new policy that could put oil and natural gas platforms in waters along the southern Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and part ofAlaska.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100331/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama_drilling

“President Bush lifted an executive order banning offshore oil drilling on Monday and urged Congress to follow suit.

Citing the high prices Americans are paying at the pump, Bush said from the White House Rose Garden that allowing offshore oil drilling is “one of the most important steps we can take” to reduce that burden.

However, the move is largely symbolic as there is also a federal law banning offshore drilling.

“This means that the only thing standing between the American people and these vast oil reserves is action from the U.S. Congress,” Bush said”

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/07/14/bush.offshore/index.html

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