Democrats have finally won and have succeeded driving the price of gasoline up at the pumps.
They blocked the drilling of oil and gas in Alaska. Their thinking is that raising the price of gasoline at the pumps will force people to go get in line at the bus station. They also believe it will slow global warming.
In 1993 Bill Clinton proposed a 26 cent price increase on gas. Al Gore supported the package and Senator John Kerry suggested a .50 cent tax per gallon on gasoline.
Back in 1982 according to the Energy Information Agency, Congress enacted a moratorium on oil and gas drilling off the coast of California.
In 1990 President George H.W. Bush ordered the Department of the Interior not to allow any new drilling on all the east and west coast lines until the year 2000. Some drilling was allowed in the Gulf of Mexico.
In 1998 Bill Clinton ordered President Bush's moratorium be continued until 2012. House Resources Chairman Richard Pombo (R.- Calif.) is pushing legislation that would allow each coastal state to decide individually if it wants drilling off its shores.
Congressional Democrats led by liberal House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D- Calif.) are adamantly opposing any development to our own domestic oil supplies to counter escalating gas prices at the pumps.
At the present the United States has only three percent of the worlds developed oil reserves.
Radical extreme environmentalists love the Democrats.