More abject nonsense from Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times climate reporter and “part of the team awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting”…
This idiotic article included four paragraphs on climate change, which I did not quote. It also included a lot of Democrat blather about giving money to special interests that don’t need it. And a lot of whining about this not being the intent of the law… Most of which I also didn’t quote.
All that matters:
- The legislation was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1995.
- Its intent was to incentivize deepwater drilling and production in the Gulf of Mexico, and it worked.
- When the government tried to administratively rewrite the law, they were sued and lost.
Crude oil production from Federal leases in the Gulf of Mexico has roughly doubled since 1995.