Posted by R. Neal

Hey, this sounds familiar:

"The administration is trying to do through rule making what they have been unable to do through legislation, which is weaken the protections off Florida's coasts against drilling," said Mark Ferrulo, director of the Florida Public Interest Research Group.

According to the article, the "rules address goals of energy producers and Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force." Why don't energy producers and Dick Cheney promote research and development of alternative fuel sources and raising CAFE standards by a couple of miles per gallon?