21 Mar 2011

Obama’s Hypocrisy on Drilling for Oil in Brazil vs the U.S.

This doesn’t make much sense… he’s applauding the Brazilians for doing things he is constantly at odds with the oil industry in the U.S. for.

From Bloomberg:

The U.S. president highlighted Brazil’s recent offshore oil discoveries, the largest in the Americas since 1976, as an area where the two countries can vastly expand their economic relations.

“We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely, and when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers,” he said.

Why is drilling for oil offsea in Brazil good, but doing so off our own coasts is bad?

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After a few years of blogging on other sites, Solomon launched ‘Rise of the Center’ – the precursor to Uniters.org, leading to a number of interviews and freelance opportunities, most notably covering the 2012 election cycle on WNYC.org – the website for the largest NPR station in the country, in New York City – and reported from the floor of the 2012 Democratic & Republican National Conventions. After a hiatus from politics, the horrific circus of the 2016 election, and more generally increasing extremism and corruption, brought him back to this project.
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After a few years of blogging on other sites, Solomon launched ‘Rise of the Center’ – the precursor to Uniters.org, leading to a number of interviews and freelance opportunities, most notably covering the 2012 election cycle on WNYC.org – the website for the largest NPR station in the country, in New York City – and reported from the floor of the 2012 Democratic & Republican National Conventions. After a hiatus from politics, the horrific circus of the 2016 election, and more generally increasing extremism and corruption, brought him back to this project.

One thought on “Obama’s Hypocrisy on Drilling for Oil in Brazil vs the U.S.”

  1. Probably because Brazil is still considered an emerging economy and any opportunity for growth is a boon for them. It’s still quite silly when you factor in the success they’ve had with alternative fuels.

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