dudejcb wrote:If we need more holes in more places so badly, why haven't all those already awarded leases been developed?
1. No oil under said leases.
2. Wrong kind of oil under said leases.
3. Oil too deep to be drilled economically under said leases.
4. Eco-nazis are suing like crazy using liberal activist judges to stop drilling / exploration on said leasing using every excuse from spotted owls to the three legged newt as an excuse.
The mainscream media and the leaders of the Democratically controlled Congress have willingly neglected to tell people this very important fact. Just as in the case of Florida's offshore drilling ban... Americans cannot drill, but the Chinese sure as hell are, with the blessing of the Cuban government in the very same waters.
What most people don't realize is that most members of the environmental movement are merely using the environmental activism mantra to push their anti-capitalism, anti-freedom agenda under the shroud of being "green".
In fact... Even the founder of the radical environmental group Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, left the group because it had been taken over by others with alternative agendas.
This is what he said upon his resignation...
" ..... suddenly, the international peace movement had a lot less to do. Pro-Soviet groups in the West were discredited. Many of their members moved into the environmental movement, bringing with them their eco-Marxism and pro-Sandinista sentiments.
A lot of those in the peace movement were anti-American and, to an extent, pro-Soviet. By virtue of their anti-Americanism, they tended to sometimes favor the communist approach. A lot of those people, a lot of those social activists, moved into the environmental movement once the peace movement was no longer relevant."