Environmentally friendly? Isn't it more friendly to avoid drilling at all in an effort to preserve clean water and coastlines? Especially when "the Energy Information Administration says that even if both coasts were opened, prices would not begin to drop until 2030."
This reference to "friendliness" is one more example of Bush administration Orwellian double speak when it comes to the environment. One is reminded of the administration's "Clear Skies Proposal," which weakened the Clean Air Act. This drilling initiative is nothing more than Bush's and Cheney's granting one more windfall to the big oil companies at the expense of the environment, while deceptively claiming to be acting on behalf of the public. Whenever this administration claims to have the public's interests at heart, always substitute "the public" for "corporations."
Naturally, McBush is embracing the administration's latest proposal.