Democrats have conceded the drilling issue for the moment and will allow the Congressionally imposed moratorium on OCS drilling to expire on October 1. This does not mean that drilling will commence immense as there are still numerous other issues, including fed and state issuing of permits, royalty sharing agreements, the inevitable lawsuits, etc. That said, the Democrat strategy is to concede the issue for the moment to defuse it for the election. Their hope is to win in the next election and reimpose the restrictions then. This is only round 1, and while it is a victory of sorts for America, there is a long way to go before the insane Democratic refusal to allow exploitation of our resources is finally defeated.