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My friend at the API just sent me this and you know what to do, tell them to Drill Baby Drill!!!
I've got an idea that could make it possible for you and your readers to have a direct impact on the drilling debate in Washington. Right now the Minerals Management Service (MMS) is collecting comments on its next five-year offshore leasing plan. The MMS - the federal agency responsible for administering the offshore oil and natural gas program - considers the size, timing, and location of the areas to be considered for federal leasing, and it bases its recommendations on the public's comments. The plan is reviewed by Congress and approved by the Secretary of the Interior.
MMS is accepting public comments on its 2010-2015 plan until next Monday, September 15th. Apparently several anti-drilling groups have called on their members to flood MMS with comments. Therefore, the majority of comments oppose new leases. Considering that numerous national polls have shown Americans support increased drilling, their comments do not reflect the nation's sentiments.
Showing support for drilling via MMS can have an immediate impact on the next leasing plan and can send a message to lawmakers. If you'd like, you and your readers can comment by going to http://www.actnow.partnershipforenergy.com/. Is this sounds interesting to you, please feel free to post the link on your blog. If not, I'll understand. As I said, it's just an idea..