"The lifting of the ban on drilling for oil and oil shale doesn't mean the end of the fight for clean energy, which Big Oil and its allies have exploited for their own gain," said Frances Beinecke, president of Natural Resources Defense Council. "We look to the next Congress and a new president to reverse course and deliver a clean, homegrown energy future."...Congress Allows Offshore Drilling Ban to Expire, ENS, 9/30/2008
In case you didn't know, to Democrats and to the tiny minority they allow to control decisions on domestic energy source development, "clean" energy means non-oil. And Big Oil is the terrible villain that's brought us the energy supplies that underpin our civilization. If you seriously believe big propellers in the sky are going to get your Prius from New York to San Francisco, you probably also believe that elephants are agents of Satan.