Offshore drilling. The equivalent of of a drug addict trying to figure out a new way to cook crack. It’s not where our focus should be and hasn’t been really for over 30 years now. Carter was right. The solution is not to find more of the stuff that we are addicted to (see latest GWB State of the Union address), but to kick the habit and find a better way.
These are probably the reason that John McCain once scolded the “special interests” that wanted offshore drilling leases and he supported a moratorium. Now McCain wants to drill offshore. Why the conversion you ask? Oh, I dunno:
Campaign contributions from oil industry executives to Sen. John McCain rose dramatically in the last half of June, after the senator from Arizona made a high-profile split with environmentalists and reversed his opposition to the federal ban on offshore drilling.
He got 29 reasons and the environment ain’t one: