Chris Matthews doesn't know much.
It wasn't that talking head Chris Matthews but BOTH politicians from BOTH parties who BOTH were saying we need to keep drilling, regardless of the damages from this disaster.
Thats why I say we're doomed, history is something to learn from and not forget:
~~~~~~~~~~~July 15, 1979.
Energy will be the immediate test of our ability to unite this nation, and it can also be the standard around which we rally. On the battlefield of energy we can win for our nation a new confidence, and we can seize control again of our common destiny.
In little more than two decades we've gone from a position of energy independence to one in which almost half the oil we use comes from foreign countries, at prices that are going through the roof. Our excessive dependence on OPEC has already taken a tremendous toll on our economy and our people. This is the direct cause of the long lines which have made millions of you spend aggravating hours waiting for gasoline. It's a cause of the increased inflation and unemployment that we now face. This intolerable dependence on foreign oil threatens our economic independence and the very security of our nation. The energy crisis is real. It is worldwide. It is a clear and present danger to our nation. These are facts and we simply must face them.
The next president came in and promptly removed the solor planels from the roof saying “That’s enough of that!”.
Between 1981 and 1986, the Reagan administration cut funding for renewable energy research and public renewable energy tax credits by 90%.