“We are open for business.” ~ Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 16, 2010
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US lifts ban on deep-water oil drilling.

“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.” ~ Cicero

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~ Santayana

In yet another chapter of “can’t make anyone happy,” the Obama Administration has caved to Republican and citizen complaints and allowed new offshore drilling, weeks ahead of schedule but just in time to defuse a campaign issue during a year when liberal losses may be heavy, and Democratic voters have done little but sit on their hands and complain (what we’re good at).

To give credit where credit is due, the Obama administration’s moratorium on drilling was deeply unpopular, and wouldn’t have happened at all if Republicans held the reins.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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