It was important to drill everywhere even if it would only reduce gas prices by a penny or two over 20 years-
That’s were the Republicans were saying just a couple months ago. It was the only solution, they said. In Pocatello, Idaho the price of gasoline is $1.89/gal. $1.75 (11/25). This summer it hit $4.09. The same is true in general everywhere.
Of course, the price will rise again, but it’s important to remember how they stampeded many Americans and how one political party, in particular, made this a campaign cry. Drilling was to take precedence over wildlife and everything else. 11/25, in reality it was leasing, not drilling they were after.
Oil Closes Below $50, Lowest Price Since May 2005. By Jad Mouawad. New York Times.