President Barack Obama broke our green little hearts today when he reversed a ban on oil drilling off most U.S. shores.The new policy could put oil and natural gas platforms in waters along the southern Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and part of Alaska. Not okay.
Obama expressed this wasn’t an easy decision, but one he’s studied for a year and believes to be best. Speaking from Andrews air base, Obama said:
“We’re announcing the expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration but in ways that balance the need to harness domestic energy resources and the need to protect America’s natural resources.
“This announcement is part of a broader strategy that will move us from an economy that runs on fossil fuels and foreign oil to one that relies more on homegrown fuels and clean energy. And the only way this transition will succeed is if it strengthens our economy in the short term and long term.”
He added: “To fail to recognize this reality would be a mistake.”
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