President Barack Obama buried the news.
It took him seven minutes of a 15-minute speech to get to the nub, after layers and layers of words about the environment. He was, after all, a Democrat pushing for expanding offshore oil drilling … helllooooo, that’s right, a Democrat expanding offshore oil drilling.
“So today we’re announcing the expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration, but in ways that balance the need to harness domestic energy resources and the need to protect America’s natural resources,” Obama said at Andrews Air Force Base standing in front of the “Green Hornet” fighter jet that uses a mix of biofuel.
Well not all the environment friendly organizations saw it quite that way.
“Is this President Obama’s clean energy plan or Palin’s drill baby drill campaign?” Greenpeace Executive Director Phil Radford said, referring to the memorable slogan from Sarah Palin when she was running for vice president.
“Expanding offshore drilling in areas that have been protected for decades threatens our oceans and the coastal communities that depend on them with devastating oil spills, more pollution and climate change,” Radford of Greenpeace said in a statement.