Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Senate approves Survey of Offshore Resources

Hoping to reduce American dependence on foreign oil, the U.S. Senate moved forward with a study to look into off-shore resources:

Jittery about political fallout from high gasoline prices, the Senate advanced a measure Tuesday that would allow a survey of offshore oil and gas resources, overriding the objections of coastal-state lawmakers.

The critics warned that the survey could prove the first step toward overturning the decades-old moratorium on new drilling in most U.S. coastal waters.

Ignorance is bliss. If we don't know what's there, we cannot drill for it.