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The Obama administration’s proposal for 10 auctions of drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico, three targeting Arctic waters and one of Atlantic acreage is alienating both environmentalists and the oil industry.
If Congress axes the renewable fuel mandate, it would cause major economic damage stretching from the corn field to the gas pump, Rep. Steve King warned Wednesday.
Texas drivers spent 7.3 percent of their income on gasoline in 2011, making them among the most vulnerable motorists nationwide to climbing fuel prices, according to a report issued Monday.
Environmentalists warn that offshore drilling will not be any safer if the presidential commission’s report ends up gathering dust. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)