(Oily) Line in the Sand (or, The Spill and the Bill)

June 5th, 2010

Inspired by Obama hopes oil spill boosts support for climate bill (Washington Post 6/03/10), Reid Renews Push for Climate Change Bill This Year (Roll Call 6/03/10),The Spill and the Energy Bill  (New York Times 6/04/10), and Rachel’s report (watch it below) about the revised “Drill Baby Drill” mantra. Read the articles, watch the MSNBC reports, and SIGN THE PETITION below to demand action on climate change.

“Extreme Greenies: see now why we push ”drill, baby, drill” of known reserves & promising finds in safe onshore places like ANWR? Now do you get it.” – Sarah Palin on Twitter
“Instead of devoting every possible resource to getting the gulf cleaned up, the Obama administration is once again using a crisis to push its job-killing agenda. The president seems to think American ingenuity cannot produce 21st-century energy solutions unless Washington raises the cost of everything Americans buy with a national energy tax.” — Rep. Tom Price (R-GA)

The BP spill is an disaster of unparalleled proportions,

Causing Republicans to engage in revisionist contortions.

Sister Sarah is continuing her blame-shifting assault,

Joining Rush in his “analysis” that environmentalists are at fault.

“Extreme Greenies” have forced drilling offshore, which she was always against,

Which would be true if one with all her references to the contrary dispensed.

President Obama took the GOP to task for its anti-government ideology,

One of the main reasons for the Gulf’s newly oiled ecology.

(Senator Boxer provided yet another smoking gun

About the measures Bush took to prevent this disaster: none.)

But putting aside the issue of blame re-assigning,

Could this dark, oily cloud have a silver lining?

Could this disproof of fossil fuels’ “safe and clean” fiction

Wake America up to the danger and destruction of our oil addiction?

The House has already passed a climate bill,

But the GOP has so far has succeeded, Senate efforts to kill.

Will the GOP finally learn its lesson

And its opposition to comprehensive energy policy lessen?

No mater what Republicans say,

We can’t just drill or mine our energy woes away

The only energy policy that will save our nation

Is one that incentivizes renewables and conservation.

(And Congressman Price, you’re wrong again on the facts–

What Dems have proposed is GHG allowances, not a tax.

And yes, in spite of your and GOP disapproving,

We need financial incentives to get American ingenuity moving.)

The lines are drawn, so Republicans, come on–

Which side of the (oily) line will you be on?


Here’s Rachel’s 6/02/10 “oil change” report on the “bright” (but oily) line that Obama has drawn in the sand between our clean energy future and the GOP’s long-time policy of drilling everywhere now. As ably represented by Sarah Palin, the GOP is now trying to retroactively modify that policy to suggest that the BP spill is environmentalists’ fault because they forced oil drilling away from “safe” onshore and near-offshore wells.


Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Here are Countdown’s and Hardball’s 6/02/10 “Drill Baby Drill” and “Mine Baby Mine” reports.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Here’s President Obama’s full 6/02/10 speech at Carneige-Mellon University on clean energy, the spill, and the economy.

Sign this Environmental Defense Fund PETITION to take action on climate change.

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