Some House Republicans Have Gone Off the Deep End: Plan to Ask for Deepwater Drilling to Resume
by Heather Taylor-Miesle NRDC Action Fund, Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 12:56:17 PM EDT
In a few hours, the House Republicans will hold a press conference at the Capitol to call for an END TO THE MORATORIUM on deepwater drilling.
Do they know that the oil from the Deepwater Horizon is still spewing?
Do they know that no one seems to know how to make it stop?
In the past, lots of folks bought the lies that deepwater drilling was safe but now we have evidence that not only does it cost lives, it can devastate economies and destroy entire ecosystems. We know that if there is an accident, that oil companies can only offer a “Doh!” and half-hearted assurances that they will make things right. This is a different day.
So, how in the world is it possible that these Members of Congress believe that we should start deepwater drilling again? We still don't know exactly what caused the spill, how to prevent it from happening again, or even how to be prepared if one happens again.
It is disrespectful to those in the gulf. It is disrespectful to those with a brain.
Here is the list of people participating in today’s press conference. Please reach out to them… or maybe suggest that they see a doctor to have their head examined.
House Republicans will hold a news conference to call for an end to the moratorium on new deepwater drilling.
Contact: Jamie Hennigan at 202-225-2777 Jamie.Hennigan@mail.house.gov
Date: Today, Tuesday, June 15, 2pm ET
Place: House Triangle, Capitol Building
Speakers; Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas
Rep. Charles Boustany Jr., R-La.
Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Miss.
Rep. Robert B. Aderholt, R-Ala.
Rep. Joe L. Barton, R-Texas
Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas
Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas
Rep. K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas
Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas
Rep. Ralph M. Hall, R-Texas
Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas
Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas
Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas
Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-La.
Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La.
Rep. John Fleming, R-La.
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.