Just when you thought Chuck and Virginia had done just about all the damage they could, the N&O reports this dirty deed:
WINSTON-SALEM - Four North Carolina members of Congress are co-sponsoring legislation to allow natural gas exploration off the state's coast. Reps. Virginia Foxx, Patrick McHenry, Sue Myrick and Charles Taylor, all Republicans, signed onto the bill seeking to lift the federal ban on offshore drilling.
"I think that it is not right for us to ignore natural resources that we have that could reduce energy prices," Foxx said. A provision in the bill would extend the state's boundary from three miles to 20 miles.
Pardon my French, but Virginia Foxx is a fucking idiot. Whatever happens or doesn't happen off the coast in North Carolina will have nothing whatsoever to do with the price of anything for at least a decade, and even then it will simply be a destructive bandaid to extend our dependence of fossil fuels a year or two longer. And in the meantime, one of the state's most valuable resources would be squandered in the name of Big Oil. And as to Charles "Abramoff" Taylor? You, sir, are toast.
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