The Republican legislation passed yesterday seeks to re-establish out-of-date regulations that matched energy technology that existed way back in the 1980s.
Imagine that a predominantly European-American organization set up a club in downtown Chicago in which children were taught to dress up in blackface and imitate African-Americans. Imagine that this group then asked Congress to help expand its facilities by giving it part of what had been public park. The equivalent of that is what happened yesterday, only instead of mocking African-Americans, the Boy Scouts of America are mocking Native Americans.
Will Barack Obama stop the leases to big oil on these public lands, or will he just allow Bush to have his way, and wreck more of our nation’s natural resources?