Ron Paul in Victoria on Oil Spill & Nuclear PowerSubmitted by getusoutoftheun on Sun, 06/06/2010 - 23:23
BAY CITY - Congressman Ron Paul said Friday the oil drilling companies should be held responsible for the oil spill in the Gulf and they should help those affected by it.
Paul, whose district 14 includes Matagorda County, spoke to a full house at Friday's Bay City Lions Club weekly luncheon. He also discussed the economy, the deficit and nuclear power.
He questioned the oil company's motive for drilling in such deep waters.
"Those being affected by the oil spill, like fishermen and restaurant owners, should be reimbursed under the principal of private property by those who injured the property," the Clute Republican said.
"The ironic thing that may come out of the accident in the Gulf is that they might come to their senses and say, 'if we can't get the oil, then maybe we need more nuclear power for more electricity' and replace it," he said.
He said he is a long-time strong supporter of nuclear power.