I love my president, Barack Obama. But, I love truth, reality, and justice much more.
Obama has done a TON of good amidst unprecedented obstruction. All dripping with Republican race-hate and otherwise evil regressive right wing anti-American urine trickled down on him from the penthouse suite.
But, what is this I hear? The President is in Alaska touting an environmental call-to-arms just after allowing Shell Oil to head to the Arctic to Katrina up one of the last pristine habitats left on the planet?
Oh, but he did, and I for one want to know why he would do such a thing. And, I want to know how any Liberal — any progressive-minded human could give him some kind of pass on it. How could anyone not employed by Shell Oil be down with it?
But, this is from Democracy Now. Hands down the most liberal News program out there. Maybe they’re just going hyper-progressive in attack-the-Demcrat-for-not-being-Democrat-enough. Right? How’s about a reality vaccination:
“The Obama administration, citing “rigorous safety standards” and a long review process, has granted conditional approval to energy giant Shell to begin oil drilling in the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska.”
“U.S. President Barack Obama has removed one of the last obstacles to oil drilling in Arctic waters, granting Shell permission to bore two new exploratory wells.”
The Washington Post.
“The Obama administration gave Shell the go-ahead Wednesday to drill two oil exploration wells in the Chukchi Sea about 70 miles off Alaska’s Arctic coast.”
The Obama administration is now allowing the oil company to drill even deeper. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) approved Shell’s application to modify one if its exploratory drilling permits on Alaska’s northwest shoreline, meaning that Shell can “burrow into potential oil-bearing reservoirs thousands of feet below the seafloor that previously had been off limits.”
It is true. The Oil Industry boon that Greenpeace had people hanging off of bridges and risking being crushed in kayaks to prevent was allowed to happen because President Barack Obama chose to allow it to happen.
Well, Obama counters the allowance to the Dutch company with a ban on drilling on 1.4 million acres of Alaskan shoreline and by saying that the Arctic drilling is in waters much less deep than in the already-destroyed Gulf of Mexico (Reuters).
So, Dutch Shell Oil should be trusted with this pristine habitat like British Petrolium (BP) was trusted to do in the Gulf of Mexico.
Brilliant planning. The earth is well on its way to Hell in a handbasket we wove, so why the hell not, right?
So, the President flew to Alaska today to give a speech about how committed he is to saving the planet through his dedication to renewable energy. Has everyone gotten it all wrong, or is this one of the biggest hypocritical attempts at saving face in his entire presidency?