Obama HAS called for investigating opening offshore drilling for POSSIBLE leasing, where it’s proven safer.(“safe” is relative) The other interesting thing is that “fracking” for natural gas has released more radiation than came from the Japanese nuclear plant, or operations of any nuclear reactor in the U.S. The MINING of uranium has been a disaster in many areas, as was above ground nuclear testing.
The problem the “right” has is that Obama is seeking economically VIABLE and environmentally SAFER options. Shale is NOT economically viable for oil (until about $200 a barrel). Other reported “sources” are also potentially disasters, economically and environmentally, but he, they “sound good” politically.
Glenn McCoy and Gary McCoy