Welcome. Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader. Environment & Climate Change news & features plus green living advice. Casting Oil Upon the Waters: The House Drilling Bills | David Goldston. This week, the House could vote on three bills to expand offshore oil and gas drilling.
It is remarkable enough that the House would take up such measures before Congress has done a thing to make drilling safer. But what is truly astounding about these bills is that they would actually make the system that governs offshore drilling weaker than it was before the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. This is legislation that should give pause even to the most ardent proponents of offshore drilling.