Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenneger wishes to expand current offshore oil drilling in Santa Barbara in hopes that it will yield $1.8 billion dollars to help battle California’s growing deficit.
Allegations have been made that this is a back room deal to made on coat tails of fiscal crisis in what some call a play, so that the Governor may “Have it his way”.
“This is a play by the governor to have it his way,” he said. “This is a sellout to the oil industry. They want to open the California coast to drilling, and this is the first step.”
To read more about these allegations and the details of the off shore drilling please find the full article here.