New Hampshire Takes Chavez Up on Free Oil Offer
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
Americans are undergoing an “attitude adjustment,” as the AP puts it, when it comes to oil, as evidenced by the current debate over lifting the ban on drilling off the U.S. coastlines. Another sign that drastic times call for what some might call drastic measures: New Hampshire residents will be keeping warm this winter with a little help from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, pictured.
AP via Breitbart.com:
Two years ago, New Hampshire refused to accept heating oil from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the pro-Castro U.S. critic who once called President Bush “the devil.” But with fuel prices rising, well, free oil is free oil.
With the state’s blessing, New Hampshire residents will be receiving some of the fuel this winter.
New Hampshire becomes the last state in the Northeast to embrace the offer.
“A lot of people have said, `We need help and we value any help we can get,’ ” said Amy Ignatius, director of New Hampshire’s office of energy and planning.