Batman: “Sometimes, truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.”
This got me thinking about the push for Offshore Drilling (yup), and the fact that it is, in every way, predicated on LIES. When Congress comes back in session, we’re confronted with the potential of our elected officials authorizing one of the most myopic and harmful possibly “remedies” to high gas prices. The possibility becomes more likely each day. Even Nancy Pelosi, who had held surprisingly firm on the issue, is weakening her stance.
Batman is right: we do deserve more than just knowing the truth about offshore drilling. Considerable progress has been made in the last two years convincing Americans that renewable energy is preferable to fossil fuels. For the Democratic majority in Congress to let this political wind blow through its sails, and then cave in to the lies about drilling, is pretty disgusting.
Fortunately, there hasn’t yet been a vote about offshore drilling in the House. There’s still time for us to make a lot of noise. We can attend town hall meetings with 1Sky while our Representatives are in district. We can all write Nancy Pelosi and applaud her for standing strong up to this point, and urge her not to give in. We can write letters to the editor using the WE campaign’s template (but with edgier talking points). Let’s get to it. We can handle the truth, but we can handle more than just that.