Monday, October 23, 2006
The New York Times Endorses Offshore Oil Drilling
First The New York Times endorses nuclear power. Now it endorses Senator Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) offshore oil drilling bill currently pending in Congress. We are delighted that The NYT does not let its liberal bias get in the way of good energy policy.
The NYT opposes Congressman Richard Pombo's (R-CA) much broader oil drilling bill. The Congressional Black Caucus (29-9) opposed the Pombo bill too . The NYT gets that revenues from the drilling could help in restoring vanishing wetlands and barrier islands, not to mention New Orleans (and maybe the 9th Ward). Well we add the 9th Ward but we are sure The NYT agrees. AAEA supports the Landrieu bill.