Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Lt. Governor Bill Bolling Supports Offshore Drilling for Oil & Gas...

"More energy equals more jobs for Virginia," Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling said. "That should be priority No. 1 for everybody across the commonwealth of Virginia."

Over a 10-year period, Bolling said, developing an offshore energy industry in Virginia could:

create more than 25,000 jobs;

spur nearly $8 billion worth of investment;

yield $644 million in payroll;
produce $271 million in state and local taxes.

Rest of the story at Richmond Times Dispatch

Now remember a month or so back when Bob McDonnell challenged the three Democrats seeking the nomination for the Democratic party run for Governor?

McDonnell Calls On Democratic Candidates to Support Offshore Energy Exploration and Development - Proposes Joint Letter to Secretary of the Interior Following Request by Governor to Delay Process - -Offshore Development will Create Thousands of Jobs; Produce Hundreds of Millions in Revenue-

Donkey #1 says he: opposes drilling for oil and gas.

Donkey #2 says he: opposes drilling for oil but is open to limited exploration for natural gas 50 miles off of the coast.

Donkey #3 says he: favors drilling for oil and gas but with some caveats, including the way royalties would be distributed.

Three examples of bending to the different “Special Interests” groups in hopes of getting the most votes instead of doing what is right for Virginia, its citizens, and our future…


Spank That Donkey said...

This is an issue that will make an a$$ out of the Dems.. Got that drilling rig ready Rightside?

RightsideVA said...

It already has on a State and National level. The interesting part is that the Dems are so beholden to those who got them there that their hands are tied and will cater to the special groups.

Look at Obama dropping the funding for school vouchers in DC that the students showed much improvment. Now he cut funding because the teachers union delivered all those votes and now it is payback. Good thing Obama has his two Daughters in private school so it does not effect him...

Rigs are coming up to speed as we talk....