"We were very fortunate in the fact that there's a natural containment the oil resides."
It may take some time, but eventually investors wake up — or run out of money.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemed to mock the proposal on Wednesday, referring to it as a “green dream, or whatever they call it.”
"We are going to transition this country into the future and we are not going to be dragged behind by our past.”
"Today, we turn the page on this committee from climate change denial to climate action."
For the vast majority of Americans who want real solutions to the crisis, today’s Green New Deal resolution marks a clear escape path from the stale politics of the past.
"You should put the interests of your future generations first – not just because it is the right thing to do, but because many of us have the right to vote in just a couple of years."
"Protecting our environment, taking climate change seriously, and putting the public interest first are not optional on this Committee, and that's what Democrats are going to do every day for the next two years."
The deeply unpopular plan would benefit a few rich oil companies while threatening people, wildlife and the climate.
But the Pentagon assumes no liability and refuses to pay for cleaning up the contamination it has caused.