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Russia Beats US To East Coast Off Shore Drilling

While Obama and the Democrats sit on their green thumbs group thinking energy from star and fairy dust, Russia has decided to drill off the coast of Cuba. I suppose that if we don’t want the oil, they will take it and sell it to us when the greenie weenie thing fails, like all Obama programs do.

A Washington Times Editorial today states:

The Obama administration is poised to ban offshore oil drilling on the outer continental shelf until 2012 or beyond. Meanwhile, Russia is making a bold strategic leap to begin drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. While the United States attempts to shift gears to alternative fuels to battle the purported evils of carbon emissions, Russia will erect oil derricks off the Cuban coast.

Offshore oil production makes economic sense. It creates jobs and helps fulfill America’s vast energy needs. It contributes to the gross domestic product and does not increase the trade deficit. Higher oil supply helps keep a lid on rising prices, and greater American production gives the United States more influence over the global market.

Former Virginia Governor George Allen had this to say about the Russian drilling:

The Castro Brothers with Russia are planning to drill 5O miles off the coast of Florida , but our cockeyed federal government shuts down the whole eastern seaboard of the US. Virginia and other willing States should be allowed to permit safe exploration off our coast. Indeed, I would rather use oil or gas from Virginia than Cuba or Venezuela.- George Allen

For those not aware, Governor Allen heads the American Energy Freedom Center and is heavily involved in working to see American Energy – and Virginia Energy resources – used to cut our dependence on foreign oil. Please click on the link and visit the Center for more information on what you can do to help, and more information and facts on America’s energy.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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