Offshore Drilling Allowed

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on March 31, 2010

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Kudos to the President for allowing offshore drilling, a stance that is both needed and welcome in the crafting and implementation of energy policy. Of course, it ought to be remembered that the new Obama stance is a violation of then-Senator Obama’s promise during the 2008 campaign that he would stand firm against new offshore drilling, but that is the kind of campaign promise I can live with having the President break. It ought to be said as well that offshore drilling has come a long way in the past few decades, and the activity can be carried out safely, and with significantly less risk to the environment than what we have seen in the past.

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