Michele Bachmann wants to drill for oil in the Everglades, where there isn’t actually oil. Notably, she blames “radical environmentalists” for the the fact that drilling isn’t already taking place.
Tuesday, a CBS reporter in Miami confronted Bachmann about her call for drilling, asking, “Why would you invade that natural resource with gas and oil drilling?” Bachmann responded, “Let’s access this wonderful treasure trove of energy that God has given us in this country. Let’s access it responsibly.”
Is there even any oil beneath the Everglades? 10News sat down with USF Geologist Dr. Albert Hine, and he told us, “There is no known evidence that there is a significant hydrocarbon deposit beneath the Everglades.”
Bachmann hasn’t been deterred by any naysayers, telling 10News, “The radical environmentalists put up one road block after another to prevent accessing American energy. We also have oil in the Eastern Gulf region.”
Here’s the video clip:
But who are the radical environmentalists she’s referring to?
Is it Mitt Romney, who opposed drilling in the Everglades in 2007?
“You’re kidding?” said Romney, who also was campaigning in Florida. “Let’s take that off the table. We’re not going to drill in the Everglades. There are certain places in America that are national treasures and the Everglades is one of those.”
Or is it George W. Bush, who called the Everglades “some of our nation’s most beautiful natural treasures” when he purchased back oil and gas leases to prevent drilling?
Or perhaps she was referring to Alan West, who responded to Bachmann’s comment by saying it was “an incredible faux pas,” adding, “when I see her next week, I’ll straighten her out about that.”
The fact is, proposing to drill for oil and natural gas in the Everglades is the radical position.
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