There is no real need for a long diary entry. Obama is giving the oil companies everything they want on offshore drilling.

"Obama to Open Offshore Areas to Oil Drilling for First Time


WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing to open vast expanses of water along the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska to oil and natural gas drilling, much of it for the first time, officials said Tuesday.

The proposal — a compromise that will please oil companies and domestic drilling advocates but anger some residents of affected states and many environmental organizations — would end a longstanding moratorium on oil exploration along the East Coast from the northern tip of Delaware to the central coast of Florida, covering 167 million acres of ocean …"

What else is there to say? Obama just gave the environmental movement the finger.

On top of that, if this is his approach to: green jobs, transforming the energy economy, climate change, etc., we are in for a long three years. This announcement is just another reason to look at the Obama administration with only the most cynical perspective.

Seymour Friendly

Seymour Friendly

Quasi-leftist Seattle resident, which is kind of like saying "wet rain". There ain't no dry kind of rain ...