They just can’t get that self-sufficiency to oil can they!
check it out:
A group of Senate Democrats are pressing Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to delay decisions on new leasing and oil exploration in the Arctic.
Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) spearheaded the letter, signed by four other senators, which calls for a temporary halt to Arctic exploration and a thorough evaluation of current drilling regulations.
“The Department of Interior‘s proposals to allow drilling activity in the Arctic Ocean have generated significant controversy and litigation, with opposition from local communities, Members of Congress, scientists, the conservation community, and the American people,” the senators wrote in a letter finalized on Friday.
They pointed to the oil giant Royal Dutch Shell, which experienced a series of mishaps last year while drilling in the Arctic, including the grounding of a drilling rig and violations of air pollution permits. The administration is weighing whether to let the company resume its exploration activities.