2012 Presidential hopeful says she’d drill for oil and gas in the Everglades

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, who has argued for the dissolution of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, said this weekend that she is open to oil and  gas drilling in the Everglades.

Bachmann commented that all options, and ecosystems, should be made available to insure the United States can meet its energy needs.

According to a quote in a recent AP article Bachmann said “The United States needs to be less dependent on foreign sources of energy and more dependent upon American resourcefulness. Whether that is in the Everglades, or whether that is in the eastern Gulf region, or whether that’s in North Dakota, we need to go where the energy is…”

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