"I saw all kinds of wells with Chinese writing on them just south of the Keys," Leonard Gropper, a Marathon, Florida retiree, told the June 20 Orlando Sun-Sentinel.
"China is trying to lock up resources around the world, and they are locking up resources in our own backyard where we can't even compete and play ball," Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) told the Sun-Sentinel. "This is simply wrong. I've had enough, and I believe the American people have had enough."
Monday, June 9, 2008
China Drilling 50 Miles off U.S. Coast
American companies are banned from drilling for oil off the Florida coast, but that's not an issue for China. Cuba has awarded China drilling contracts in the gulf in the past and is working to expand the deal.
At what point do Democrats feel enough pressure from their constituents to finally stop blocking votes to end these ridiculous drilling bans that keep the U.S. dependent on foreign oil?