Congress is finally starting to reconsider drilling for oil in the US.
In the stages of grief, denial gives way to anger and then to bargaining.
It may be an apt metaphor this week, as Democrats’ long-held opposition to expanded offshore oil drilling succumbs to the political realities of $4-per-gallon gasoline.
Now before you get too excited, the Sierra Club is getting fired up also. You know they will never loosen their throttle hold on the Dems.
Green lobbyists say they’re punching up education campaigns this week, giving top focus to members who appear to be wobbly on the drilling issue.
“The bottom line is, politicians who are trying to sell offshore drilling as a quick fix are not looking at the core of the problem — years of failed energy policy,” said Greenpeace senior legislative coordinator Kate Smolski.