POTUS apparently thinks we are as foolish in mind as our Southern charmer, Lindsey Graham. To think that Zero intends to let oil drilling proceed, is to suspend intelligence. In fact, a two-year study is to be conducted to determine the impact. Meanwhile the court cases just pile up. Hello?? Yo Lindsey, you gonna be a good ole boy and suck it up??
The announcement also comes a day before the Obama administration is set to firm up sweeping regulations on U.S. auto manufacturers.
The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation on Thursday are expected to sign the final rule establishing emissions and fuel economy standards for the U.S. auto fleet. Those standards call for new vehicles to average 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. It will cover model years 2012 through 2016, and is estimated to cost up to $1,300 per new vehicle.
Obama also has urged Congress to complete work on a climate change and energy bill, which has remained elusive. The president met with lawmakers earlier this month at the White House about a bill cutting emissions of pollution-causing greenhouse gases by 17 percent by 2020. The legislation would also expand domestic oil and gas drilling offshore and provide federal assistance for constructing nuclear power plants and carbon sequestration and storage projects at coal-fired utilities. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/03/31/obamaunveil-offshore-oil-drilling-plans/
Moe Lane, blogging at RedState
The White House is implying the promise of jam tomorrow – in reality, it’s just a study to revisit the denial of jam yesterday – in exchange for jam today. Only the jam today is actually a swarm of angry wasps. Try again, Mr. President. Start with rescinding your interference with the Bush drilling permits, and expect to give up more. A lot more: your opponents are not interested in indulging the Greenies’ quaint, somewhat primitive religious sensibilities.