Thursday, April 01, 2010
Notice in this announcement about offshore oil drilling that California's coast is missing. That is because California voters have a strong NIMBY attitude -- Not in My Backyard. California, however, has proven oil and gas reserves in offshore waters. If the President wants to reduce reliance on foreign oil, he should drill there. But, he won't. Public relations works both for and against you. Some day, some President will have the nerve to allow drilling on the West Coast again, but it most likely won't be this one.