Drill, Baby, Drill?
The US House of Representatives, led by a Democratic majority, has passed a bill allowing some limited offshore drilling for oil. But it appears to be a "lose-lose" endeavor. Republicans are calling the bill a "hoax" because there are too many limitations to where drilling can actually occur, and environmentalists are assailing the bill because of the obvious ecological threat. The Senate has yet to move on this, and President Bush is already threatening a veto unless limitations are removed. Congress adjourns in less than a week on Sept 26th, and so a resolution is looking unlikely.