The president's phony offshore-drilling concession
Posted by Jon Sanders at 10:22 AMAFP's Phil Kerpen takes the wool off the wolf:
Obama is talking about lifting a nonexistent ban! Bush lifted the executive ban in July 2008, and Congress lifted the legislative ban in October 2008. There is no legal impediment to drilling now, except that the Obama administration refuses to offer leases. So the idea that this is a big concession in exchange for which Congress should jumpstart climate legislation is ridiculous. I'll believe they are really allowing drilling when they actually offer leases. Also, the 50-mile restriction means he is actually ADDING a NEW moratorium on waters inside of 50 miles
You'd think after the Stup-- gambit — to say nothing of the string of broken campaign promises and flat-out lies about damn near everything — that we'd be wiser to how this administration does business.
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