Obama Reverses Campaign Promise and Approves Offshore Drilling

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Obama Administration OKs Oil Drilling in Arctic off Alaska
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Obama Offshore Oil Plan a Disaster for Wildlife and Climate
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The real reason for drilling

Fox Business News
by John Stossel

03/31/10

Today, the President is set to announce his new energy plan which includes allowing oil drilling off Virginia’s shoreline – a reversal of a long-standing ban on most offshore drilling: White House officials pitched the changes as ways to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil and create jobs — both politically popular ideas — but the president’s decisions also could help secure support for a climate change bill languishing in Congress. I applaud the President’s willingness to finally allow some drilling off America’s coasts but, let’s be honest: this is not going to make a dent in our ‘reliance’ on foreign oil. We consume 20 million barrels per day, and produce only 5. We could drill everywhere that we’re not allowed and we’d probably only goose production up to 6 million...

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