What hypocrisy! How many jobs could $10 billion invested in developing US oil reserves create? Never mind the tax benefits to the government of supporting domestic production and the long term positive impact on our dependence on foreign sources of oil.
Environmentalists should go non-linear on this one. They have constantly pointed out how well Brazil continues to manage their rain forests to the detriment of our global environment. How well do you think Brazilian officials will manage off-shore drilling?
Obama's administration is obviously hoping we all just listen to the words and don't pay attention to the actions that occur afterwards. Hard to trust anything from our legislators anymore.