Bush's offshore drilling plan is set aside by Obama
Obama decided today to put aside Bush's offshore drilling plan off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
Secretary Ken Salazar said that they need to set aside this plan and come up with their own timeline now.
He is going to extend the public comment on this matter by six months and he suggested that when Bush's administration made that decision they were looking for a option that was easier but more harmful to the environment, rather than looking at a bigger, more long-term solution.
"The additional time we are providing will give states, stakeholders, and affected communities the opportunity to provide input on the future of our offshore areas," he said.
Salazar also ordered Interior Department experts to compile a report on the Outer Continental Shelf's energy potential — not just oil and gas, but also renewables like wind and wave energy.
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