The Hastings amendment would have restored the integrity of environmental impact assessments to their current levels. H.R. 2331 would restrict the scope of those assessments, in the interest of rushing approval of new offshore drilling operations – even those in dangerous deepwater conditions such as those that caused the BP rig to explode and sink in the Gulf of Mexico.
Replacing lawn with gardens and trees won’t cut the demand for oil as much as we need to, but it’s an important step in the effort to make sure that American shores never experience another invasion of filth from offshore drilling.
Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?