“If we don’t know enough to start fashioning legislative solutions, then I don’t think we know enough to start drilling”
~Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) …in response to the stalling of legislation to protect the environment by curbing drilling:

“I question the need for the haste … when we don’t have all the facts in front of us”
– Michael Burgess (R-Texas)

“I am all for improving the safety of offshore drilling, but we should wait for the investigations to be concluded before we prematurely pass legislation…”
– Fred Upton (R-Mich.)