Monday, July 14, 2008
Put that in your pipe and smoke it Arnold!
Bush to Lift Executive Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling
Monday , July 14, 2008
President Bush will lift an executive ban on offshore oil drilling, although new oil exploration on the Outer Continental Shelf will remain off limits until Congress also takes action.
The president will make a Rose Garden statement on Monday, where he is expected to announce his lifting of the ban.
White House press secretary Dana Perino says Bush is acting now in hopes of spurring Congress to act. So far, lawmakers have shown no interest in doing so.
Bush and a growing number of lawmakers have been calling for broader options in dealing with rising energy costs, including $4 per gallon gasoline.
The Outer Continental Shelf has been a particularly hot debate, with the Bush administration saying new drilling technology would make U.S. shores safe from environmental disaster while helping to drive down prices with greater supplies.
Democrats say energy companies already have plenty of space to look for oil and have stalled on investing in more oil production while reaping record profits.
FOX News' Kelly Chernenkoff and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
OH Glory, now Arnold Schwarzenegger will have to answer to his constituents and I don't think that Dems have completely taken over California! States rights will allow offshore drilling. Can't wait to hear Arnold Schwarzenegger responds to this great news! He wants consistency, he wants to find alternative energy sources, put your money where your mouth is big guy and do something productive.
PS Just listened to the President's Press Conference on this heated issue and the theme of his conference was CONGRESS! So let's just sit back and see what the Democrats do now that the ball has been put back in their court! I'll be watching Senator Saxby Chambliss and Senator Johnny Isakson closely! Don't disappoint me guys! VN8