In response to Bob Martin's article dated July 22, I want to thank him for his pedagogic explanation (Democrat Oil, Inc.) of how rich oil CEOs survey their vast holdings, but forgive me if I fail to shed a tear for their dwindling options. He writes in his diatribe how the Democrats in Congress are blocking legislation for offshore drilling, but he fails to address how the White House blocks legislation on alternative energies and sustainability every chance it gets.
It bewilders me how people like Martin harp on about our "do-nothing Congress" when we've been saddled with a "do-nothing presidency" for well on eight years. Naturally, if the White House vetoes alternative energy and sustainability, Congress is going to veto pie-in-the-sky offshore drilling.
But no, he's right. We should suck out the last drop of our resources in the hopes that it will provide us some respite, which it assuredly won't. If the drilling were supplemental to a strict clean energy mandate, there would be little argument. If he thinks that Congress allowing offshore drilling is going to change White House attitudes on sustainability, he's dreaming.