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.
Links to Information from this Episode
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
Solyndra was manufacturing a different kind of solar panel: Thin film solar panels
Representatives Quoted in This Episode
- Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington
- Rep. Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire
- Rep. Bill Pascrell of New Jersey
- Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia
- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California
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