Isn't it up to the states to have the final say on offshore drilling?
It'll be interesting to see how the conservatives will criticize Obama for this one. You're off to a good start!
We liberals will continue to push for greener energy, even if the president we elected does otherwise.
"We liberals will continue to push for greener energy, even if the president we elected does otherwise."
You must be kidding, other than NG, oil is the greenest energy we have, although nuclear would have pass both by now if not stifled by the so-called eco movement.
My guess is you won't see much drilling, unfortunately. Obama's probably has a plan to put a hefty tax on the drilling. Like he plans to do with coal plants. Just couldn't have cheaper energy stimulating the economy, that's best left up to other countries........like Brazil.
Nope.....not kidding. Oil gets especially dirty when it ends up where it's not supposed to go:
"The offshore oil drilling industry has gotten safer and cleaner over the years, but spills do happen routinely. According to the U.S. Minerals Management Service, there were 172 spills of at least 50 barrels off of America’s coasts from 2000-2009. Not all of those are crude oil spills, and many were the result of the severe Gulf of Mexico hurricanes of 2005. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita that year resulted in spills of 741,000 gallons in the Gulf of Mexico, and on-shore facilities associated with the industry spilled 9 million gallons. Federal regulators and the oil industry have also worked over the years to improve technology used to contain spills, but the risk clearly still exists that oil drilled offshore could wind up fouling beaches and fisheries."
Still cleaner than so-called 'green' alternative energies.
I hope he actually allows it, but I don't trust him one bit. There has to be a catch. Maybe lawsuits will prevent it, or he'll have some kind of tax that won't make it profitable.
"Resist, we much. Weï»¿ must, and we much. About that, be committed."
>>> If we do not see much offshore drilling, it will not be because of a tax, but rather because of opposition from the residents and government officials of the coastal states.
Those must be the hypocrites who perpetually bleat about our dependence on foreign oil but stand in the way of those who would harvest our own.
Yip, it gets even better. Reports are coming out suggesting wind power emits more CO2 than burning FFs too and PVs are very likely to cause more global warming than burning coal.
You don't hear the green weenies talking about it, but the massive amount of material used to make the steel for a commercial windmill puts its CO2 over the top.
PVs, in addition to being dirty, historically emit SF6