I know people say I ought to be happy that the Obama administration is allowing for some oil drilling. In fact, for all the big press conference and the bio-fuel military jet, all they opened up was some areas off Virginia
For the rest of it””the Gulf Coast and the coast of Florida””all they are allowing is exploration. “You can look around oil companies. If you happen to find something come back to us. We’ll run you through all the regulations and have you write all the environmental statements. Then, maybe, we’ll lease it to you. But that will be ten years from now.”
Meanwhile, off the coast of California, Oregon and Washington where 75% of the known reserves are there is no drilling allowed at all.
That’s what passes for energy policy in the Obama nation? Wow.