Allowing oil companies to drill offshore will not lead to an lesseningof our dependence on foreign oil. All the money the government & the oil companies will waste will only push the development of affordable solar, wind, geothermal, et al., further into the future. What hasn't President Obama learned from the health care fiasco? The ReThugs have no interest in working with him, so why does he keep this charade of bipartisanship up? It's a sad mystery to me.
Change I can't believe in, at all. My emphasis.Obama's plan offers few concessions to environmentalists, who have been strident in their opposition to more oil platforms off the nation's shores. Hinted at for months, the plan modifies a ban that for more than 20 years has limited drilling along coastal areas other than the Gulf of Mexico.