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


Lee said...

All these guys talk about "alternative sources" as if there is something we can pull from the air for free that will answer our prayers. It's true that there are plenty of spots approved for exploration, but the cost of extracting there is too high. In other words, they're in places where the oil ain't. W is right on this. What will the Dems do? Some of them will side with him regardless of Pelosi's stance.

Jim said...

I wonder if Dubya got Daddy's permission? It was H.W. who imposed the executive ban in the first place.

Stars and Stripes Patriot said...

Well, as far as I know, moving from oil to new energy sources would not be bad, but beware, I say this manly for this reasion: some of the world's largest oilfields are in the Middle East, so, the Arabs can do whatever they please with thier oil, and this ain't no good for the West. So, if we moved from oil to alternative sources, I'd dare to say, we could screw over all them muslim countries that depend on oil exportations, and tell me, ain't that something every Patriot would love to do?

VoteNovember2008 said...

S&SP, Amen and amen brother. Think they can grow any wheat in those oil fields? LOL If we became energy independent we could starve them all to death! Currently we are at their mercy! We simply must do something about that! We will have to wait and see how the Democratic controlled Congress proceeds with this one! Thanks for stopping by! VN8