Good thing we're in the era of looking forward, not backward
Submitted by vastleft on Thu, 05/20/2010 - 10:11am
It's unfair to dredge up policy statements from as long ago as late March, 2010, so for nostalgia buffs only:
President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday that he'll lift bans on new drilling for oil and natural gas off much of the U.S. coastline drew criticism from environmentalists and halfhearted welcomes from Republicans, even as Obama called it only one part of a broad strategy to reduce foreign oil dependence and enact climate-change policy.
His administration will allow further study and new drilling to proceed from Delaware to Florida, starting with leases off the Virginia coast, as well as off the oil-rich eastern Gulf of Mexico.