Thank you, Noreen Gillespie and Paul Wiseman. Finally, a newspaper article veers from the celebration of a lottery jackpot you didn’t receive to ask where that money might have gone instead: So what exactly would happen if the country spent that $1.5 billion on something
The Obama Administration has just agreed to expand offshore drilling along the shore of Virginia, and to allow Shell Oil to conduct offshore drilling in the Beaufort Sea’s icy Arctic waters, using untested technology. Barack Obama has been an anti-environment President, in the pocket of corporations that profit from selling fossil fuel. He is not a decent choice for serious environmentalist voters in 2012.
The next time the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee calls you up asking for money, ask them what they’re doing about these Democratic Senators who are sitting in Big Oil’s pocket: Mark Begich, Mary Landrieu, Ben Nelson and Jim Webb.