TITLE

Morning-After Drill

AUTHOR(S)
Plumer, Bradford
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
New Republic;7/22/2010, Vol. 241 Issue 12, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and policies of U.S. President Barack Obama that increased the likelihood of it happening. The article discusses political debate that occurred during Obama's presidential election campaign in 2008 and public opinion polling by Democrats that indicated voters wanted ocean oil drilling to continue. Reportedly, though Obama did not view offshore oil drilling as essential, he announced his support for it in August 2008 as part of an overall energy development policy to placate Democratic voters.
ACCESSION #
51856791

 

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