Offshore Oil & Gas Drilling Could Expand & Be Made Even Less Safe by House Vote This Week

via internet business politics

While you were paying attention to the death of Osama bin Laden, you may have missed this important news: The House of Representatives may be voting this week on three bills that would expand offshore oil and gas drilling in the US--and shockingly do so while making the oversight of these activities weaker than they were before the Gulf oil spill, not just over a year past.

David Goldston gives a rundown at Grist and NRDC Switchboard--choose your flavor. More on Offshore Oil Drilling
Offshore Drilling: Is Energy Worth the Ecological Disaster of Oil Spills?
Shell Offshore Oil Drilling Plans Threaten Australian World Heritage-Listed Coral Reef

Tags: Congress | Oil | United States

WHAT'S HOT ON FACEBOOK

treehugger slideshows