I would imagine that there are still quite a few environmental whackos out there that do too.
Get ready for them to start foaming at the mouth and barking at the moon.
From the LA Times;
|The Trump administration today proposed opening the largest expanse of the nation’s offshore oil and natural gas reserves ever offered to global energy companies, including waters off the coast of California.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the draft five-year leasing plan would commit 90% of the nation’s offshore reserves to leasing.
That spill back in 1969 is the reason we have Earth Day and is why there are no oil drilling rigs right off the coast of California anymore .
Nixon got squeezed hard and banned offshore drilling period because of it.
There is no f doubt there is a shit ton of oil out there just waiting to be pumped out, the wells are all still there, capped off. It’s the new exploration that is really going to see the foam fly.
There is going to be a shit storm of controversy over this as sure as the sun comes up every morning.
I mean shit storm.
Makes me wonder what else he has up his sleeve that he is planning on doing while all these people go apeshit over this.
Ya gotta keep your eyes on both hands with him.
As an aside, try a Google search using the words Nixon bans offshore drilling and see what you get.
I get zero mention of Nixon and oodles of links about Obama.
Obama tried to tie that shit up and make it Trump Proof.
I think he is in for some bad news.
It’s like everything else I have observed in my entire life.
The rules are only rules until someone really wants them changed.
Then you can just ignore them and use these new rules.
I see it all the time.
Kinda like the Constitutional protections, the Bill of Rights and a host of other so called laws that get ignored daily anymore.