Drilling in the Gulf resumes - Macleans.ca

Drilling in the Gulf resumes

One-year anniversary of the BP oil spill


Drilling has resumed in the Gulf of Mexico, which only a year ago suffered widespread environmental devastation on a scale the U.S. has never seen. The CBC reports that Washington has approved a handful of permits which will allow for oil exploration in the Gulf, with some Republicans pushing for even more. “The fact of the matter is we have a tremendous abundance of fossil fuels that we need to utilize,” said Representative Doc Hastings, a Republican from Washington state. Hastings is shepherding three bills through the House that would allow drilling on the west and east coasts following a 30-year-ban.

CBC News

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Drilling in the Gulf resumes

  1. It's about time the Obama administration allowed Americans to drill for their own oil, they'll need the revenue if they want to keep payiing other countries to drill for oil.