Speaking of same shit, different day — Michele Bachmann has a brilliant idea for meeting the nation’s energy needs. Drill in the Florida Everglades!
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Sunday that she would consider oil and natural gas drilling in the Everglades if it can be done without harming the environment.
Bachmann said the United States needs to tap into all of its energy resources no matter where they exist if it can be done responsibly. [...]
In 2002, the federal government at the urging of President George W. Bush bought back oil and gas drilling rights in the Everglades for $120 million. Bachmann, who wants to get rid of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, said she would rely on experts to determine whether drilling can be done without harming the environment.
Would those “experts” be employees of the oil and natural gas industry? The same “experts” who would tell you deep-water drilling is completely safe only a few months after the worst oil disaster in national history.
Can someone show me an example of an oil or gas drilling operation which is entirely safe? Can you show me one which has not produced any adverse side effects on the surrounding environment?