The Obama administration will not be expanding offshore oil exploration into the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast, and will instead extend the moratorium on exploration for in those areas for seven years until better standards are in place. Unfortunately, drilling in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Alaska will, though only after new environmental regulations are met. (New York Times)
Not quite as harmless as putting cats in charge but better than nothing.
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