2010-04-15 / Editorials
One Cheer for Offshore Drilling Plan
The president extends an olive twig to the ‘drill, baby, drill’ crowd
President Obama last week offered the “Drill, Baby, Drill” crowd an olive twig when he announced that he would “consider potential areas for development [of oil and gas resources] in the mid-Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico.” Confine yourself to one cheer. Large swathes of potentially productive lands remain off-limits.