Jimmy Carter, 1979 :
"The generation-long growth in our dependence on foreign oil will be stopped dead in it's tracks right now".
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Nov 16, 2006:
“This leadership team will create the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history.”
Susan Page, USA TODAY Aug 5, 2008 :
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday ruled out a vote on new offshore oil drilling even as Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said he might be open to a compromise that included it.
"We cannot drill our way out of the problem." The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama, p.167-169 Oct 1, 2006
"Like all compromises....It includes..... new offshore drilling....
I am willing to consider it if it's necessary........"
CNN Aug 5, 2008
"What I haven't done yet is talk to the experts in terms of the safety and viability of having those kinds of drilling operations........"
Obama, Orlando Sentinel Aug 2, 2008