Rep. Brown-Waite: Offshore drilling is a ‘life-or-death decision.’


Delivering the House Republicans’ weekly radio address, Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) called the issue of offshore drilling “a life-or-death decision,” citing potential rising costs of air conditioning this summer:

Senior citizens living on fixed incomes won’t be able to afford their air conditioning bills, putting their lives at risk from heat stroke and dehydration. To these people, whether or not we expand domestic energy supplies could very well mean a life-or-death decision.

Brown-Waite is right about one thing: Expanding oil drilling is a life-or-death decision, since feeding our addiction to oil will only hasten the catastrophic effects of global warming.