Breaking: Bush Will Call On Congress To Lift Ban On Offshore Drilling Tomorrow
President George W. Bush will call on Congress to lift the ban on offshore drilling tomorrow!
–Via FOX News.
For decades Democrats have set up “No Zones” where they will not allow drilling or development:
(Republican Senator Craig put together this map.)
As Americans pay more for gas than ever under this Congress—
Democrats continue to vote against drilling and oil exploration.
Over the past 30 years:
Democrats have blocked the development of new sources of petroleum.
Democrats have blocked drilling in ANWR.
Democrats have blocked drilling off the coast of Florida.
Democrats have blocked drilling off of the east coast.
Democrats have blocked drilling off of the west coast.
Democrats have blocked drilling off the Alaskan coast.
Democrats have blocked building oil refineries.
Democrats have blocked clean nuclear energy production.
Democrats have blocked clean coal production.
67% of Americans support offshore- 64% say it will lower gas prices.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey—conducted before McCain announced his intentions on the issue–finds that 67% of voters believe that drilling should be allowed off the coasts of California, Florida and other states. Only 18% disagree and 15% are undecided. Conservative and moderate voters strongly support this approach, while liberals are more evenly divided (46% of liberals favor drilling, 37% oppose).
Sixty-four percent (64%) of voters believe it is at least somewhat likely that gas prices will go down if offshore oil drilling is allowed, although 27% don’t believe it. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of conservatives say offshore drilling is at least somewhat likely to drive prices down. That view is shared by 57% of moderates and 50% of liberal voters.
Barack Obama opposes drilling for oil.
In related news… Al Gore’s home consumed 10% more electricity this year than last.
UPDATE: Fausta explains why, unlike liberal democrats, Brazil is not ashamed of exploiting their reserves.
Hat Tip Larwyn