Obama’s message to environmentalists

(CNN) — President Obama unveiled plans Wednesday to open large swaths of U.S. coastal waters in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico to oil and natural gas drilling — a move likely to please the energy industry but upset the administration’s environmentalist supporters. 
When this policy was being discussed in the White House, do you think at any point a worried Rahm Emanuel turned to an equally anxious David Axelrod and said, “sure this will please the multinational oil companies, but what’ll we do about the environmentalists? What. Will. We. Do?
No, I imagine a quite confident Barack Obama called up all the heads of the big environmental groups and said something more like, “what’cha gonna do, vote Republican? Yeah, didn’t think so.
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About Charles Davis

A writer and producer with whose work has aired on television and radio and been published by outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Intercept, The Nation and The New Republic.
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5 Responses to Obama’s message to environmentalists

  1. Jack Crow says:

    But lesser-evilists will still make their sordid little cases.

  2. indy nobody says:

    If the offshore drilling pledge is anything like Obama's commitment to universal health care, the administration will eventually claim they were never for offshore drilling and oil company employees will be forced to join The Sierra Club.

  3. change we can bereave in

  4. Nathan says:

    "The President has put forward his plans on offshore drilling after hearing from key Senators that it's a necessary step to succeed in passing climate and energy legislation in the Senate."Nothing short of breathtaking. Drill for oil to pass climate-change legislation; wage war to bring peace and democracy; enrich insurance companies to provide healthcare. Obots of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your brains.

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