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What do you think about Obama announcing plans to expand off-shore oil drilling?

localtalk_tonyAI think it's drastic, I'm against it. I'd like for the priority to be alternative energy sources.
Tony Armor
Santa Cruz | General Contractor

 

 

 

 

 

localtalk_pedroCHe has yet to show me how he's any different than anybody else thats been in office, and whether they can remain independent from corporations and big oil interests.
Pedro Castro
Santa Cruz | Builder

 

 

 

 

localtalk_anneRI think Obama is a conservative liberal and I think he's showing his colors. He always has been and he's been touted as much more liberal than he actually is.
Anne Raferty
Redwood Estates | Teacher

 

 

 

 

localtalk_bobbiSI think it's in line with Obama’s policies to be more of a centrist, to find common ground. And also his awareness that what it will take to actually make that happen will be years down the road, if in fact it ever does happen. So at this point in time it's got a lot of people very upset that don’t want to see off- shore drilling no matter where it is.
Bobbi Starrow
Santa Cruz | Arts Administrator

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written by Robin Lysne, April 13, 2010
Obama is playing it to both sides. I still admire him, though I think we need RADICAL change to offset the needs of the planet. Mother Earth needs us to stop what we are doing and change.
He is not on that bandwagon yet. But perhaps, he is also doing a lot more for alternative energy than Bush ever did.
Time will tell us.

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