Pombo Digs in again
If there is one thing that is certain about Richard Pombo. He won't give up on an idea just because everyone else in California thinks it is stupid. This time, it is offshore drilling. Now, because the ban on offsore drilling has been at the national level, and the oil companies think that they can do better going state by state, Pombo wants to make it a state option. Then, some states that need all the money thay can get (like Louisiana) will quickly give in and allow as much as they can ge paid for.
Here is the proposed text Pombo's latest attempt for which he is holding hearings Wednesday, 7:00 AM PDT. Those who don't have to be working then can listen to it over the Internet.