According to this article here, President Bush urged drilling in ANWR due to Saddam stating that he is going to withhold oil shipments for 30 days.
Seems to me, part of a “comprehensive energy plan” must include conservation, yet the administration has no interest in conservation. Indeed, they used the excuse of "it would create smaller, **unsafe[/b (???) cars, when opposing the raising of fuel efficiency standards. Talk about stretching.
Am I the only one that is getting tired of this administration spinning every news story into another way of validating their policy? Saudi Arabia and other nations have already said they will make up the difference in oil that Saddam doesn’t ship. How does this insistance on drilling do anything long term to help reduce our dependence on foreign oil? There just isn’t that much there. Isn’t this a blatant example of the White House allowing the energy industry to form policies that are in the best interests of themselves and not the rest of us?