Thursday, June 19, 2008

Why Offshore Drilling is Idiotic

Not only will it ruin our environment, but as Bill Scher calculates, drilling in both ANWR and the offshore US would only reduce oil prices by $2.25 a 2025.

I'm praying Obama finally tells the American people that high oil prices are here to stay, and that our priorities must be to get off of oil - to favor public transit and cycling in the short term, and clean energy in the medium and long terms. He's shown the intestinal fortitude to stand up to the Republicans on their 9/11 lecturing. Will he lead in energy as well - or capitulate to destructive calls for Cheap Gas?