Congress has the country’s best interests in mind:  Offshore Oil Drilling Ban Will Be Restored ‘By Any Means Necessary,’ Democratic Congressman Says

The ban on offshore oil drilling that expired last September will be restored by “any means necessary,” Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.), who serves on both the House Committee on Natural Resources and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, told on Friday.

Inslee, who participated in a conference entitled “Planning for a Secure Energy Future” sponsored by the Washington Post, also recommended a ban on future drilling in the arctic, where he says there is a “gold rush” for oil uncovered by melting ice caps.

…The moratorium on offshore oil drilling “will be reinstated,” Inslee told, but he did not specify whether he meant the executive branch moratorium or the one from the Interior Department.

“One way or the other, it will be reinstated,” said Inslee. “One way or the other, by any means necessary.

Oops, my opening line should have read “Congress has the environmental special  interests in mind.”  My bad.