President Obama forced to defend Arctic Drilling Decision

Watts Up With That?

Oil Derrick “West Texas Pumpjack” by Eric Kounce TexasRaiser – Located south of Midland, Texas.

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

President Obama, on the eve of a 3 day flying tour of Alaska, to highlight the effects of global warming, has been forced to defend his decision to allow drilling for oil in the Arctic.

According to Obama;

“Our economy still has to rely on oil and gas. As long as that’s the case, I believe we should rely more on domestic production than on foreign imports.”

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/29/obama-arctic-drilling-alaska-trip-climate-change

However, green groups have gone on the attack, accusing Obama of hypocrisy, and of undermining his own global warming vision (same article).

“There is a very obvious contradiction between meaningful action to address climate change and continued exploration for remote and difficult hydrocarbon resources,” said Michael LeVine, Arctic campaigner for Oceana.

“Moving forward with exploiting Arctic oil and gas is inconsistent…

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