Monday, July 14, 2008

Updated: Bush Lifts Executive Order That Bans Drilling Offshore

From Human Events:
President Bush on Monday lifted an executive order that banned off-shore drilling, increasing pressure on Congress to follow suit.

"With this action, the executive branch's restrictions on this exploration have been cleared away. This means that the only thing standing between the American people and these vast oil resources is action from the U.S. Congress," Mr. Bush said. "The time for action is now. This is a difficult period for millions of American families. They are rightly angered by Congress' failure to enact common sense solutions."

As far as gas prices go, this won't mean a thing if Congress decides to continue ignoring this option. What it does is leaves Congress with no excuses. They can begin discussing this option or let the people know they are willing to bankrupt this country to push their agenda.

Freedom watch's new ad could not have come at a better time.

Update: From the office of Senator Jim DeMint:

H/T: Hot Air

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