Yesterday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar suggested he might delay the decision on offshore drilling until 2012. But he went on to say: "...we'll decide based on the information we collected [during the comment period] and the analysis that's been done during this period."
Given the long lead times involved in leasing, exploration & production, any such delay is intolerable to those who want lower fuel prices, increased supply and reduced dependency on our enemies in OPEC.
Monday, September 21, '09 is the deadline for submitting comments on off shore drilling decision. The form invoked by this link YourEnergyOpinion.com will make submitting your comment quick and easy.
Why should you care and take action? Because failure to do so costs you at the pump and in your utility bills. Because dependence of foreign suppliers reduces our flexibility in r foreign and defense policy decisions.
The anti-energy interest groups always submit as many comments as possible at the last minute, so this final push is extremely important.If Slick Willy had not vetoed increased leasing and exploration in '95, we would have the benefit of increased domestic production now. Send your comments today, in hopes that the bureaucrats will do the right thing soon enough for your children to enjoy the benefits before they retire.
We cannot let their stall tactics continue to stand in the way of developing more American energy.