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"The proposal — a compromise that will please oil companies and domestic drilling advocates but anger some residents of affected states and many environmental organizations — would end a longstanding moratorium on oil exploration along the East Coast from the northern tip of Delaware to the central coast of Florida, covering 167 million acres of ocean."
"The proposal is intended to reduce dependence on oil imports, generate revenue from the sale of offshore leases and help win political support for comprehensive energy and climate legislation.
But while Mr. Obama has staked out mi
"What I will not do, and this has always been my position, is to support a plan that suggests this drilling is the answer to our energy problems," Obama added.
"If we've got a plan on the table that I think meets the goals that America has to set and there are some things in there that I don't like, then obviously that's something that I would consider because that's the nature of how we govern in a democracy."
The senator from Illinois has spoken out against offshore drilling since Sen. John McCain in June proposed striking down the federal moratorium banning offshore oil and gas drilling to help alleviate high gas prices.
Originally posted by seagull
It's a good idea. Until something better comes along, we need the oil.
Originally posted by Xcouncil=wisdom
I am totally down with ALL new cars being electric, as long as the battery fuel cell can be produced in a less envirionmentally destructive way than producing oil, and all of them get recycled. I am totally down with hydrogen cars and fuel cell cars. My work truck runs on propane...in case you were interested.
However, I do want us to have the infrastructure in place that negates our being dependant upon forieng oil. I don't mind buying it, and as long as its cheap I completely prefer to use up other countries oil...I have a real nice ol '67 Cougar that I really enjoy cruisin in, and I want to be able to hear the pipes on that classic metal roar for decades to come...so...stop using my oil...I claim it here and now for classic cars only!!!