CD034: Let’s Drill Offshore

Before taking a week off for July 4th, the House passed a bill forcing the Obama administration to sell offshore leases to the oil and gas industry.

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Music: “At the Beach” by Andrew Dean & The Farm Machine (found on Music Alley by mevio)

Congressional Dish summary of H.R. 2231: “Offshore Energy and Jobs Act”

Text and status of H.R. 2231

President Obama put a moratorium on offshore drilling after the Deepwater Horizon spill

Document detailing the areas with most untapped oil and gas resources

Lease 220 off of Virginia’s coast cancelled by the Obama Administration

Santa Barbara doesn’t want new drilling off their coastline

2010: Bill signed into law allowing old rigs to serve as reefs off of the California coast

Areas affected by the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spil

Solyndra was manufacturing a different kind of solar panel: Thin film solar panels

Representatives Quoted in This Episode

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