Of the 3500 oil wells – platforms, that exist in the Gulf of Mexico, only one blew out.
The United States cares about the environment, especially compared to other nations. Do you want 3rd world nations that don’t have adequate technology drilling off our coast? They will, but they’ll outsource it to the lowest bidder — one who won’t have safeguards!
Outside the 3 mile limit, they (other nations) can all drill off our coast. The oil is there.
Now, in light of the massive oil spill / blow-out in the Gulf, our Congressman, and Senators want to block all oil drilling on the west coast, up to 75 miles …. as if that will protect us.
What that will lead to is other nations drilling instead, and on top of that, they’ll have less controls and regulations than we do and be more unsafe than if we did it ourself.
The problem with the Gulf of Mexico well that blew was evidently corruption; that can now be rectified … if people truly care.
Our leaders have never been the sharpest tacks in the box, …. instead of just dumb, they’ve been corrupt!
But this, …. it’s incredibly stupid! I beg you; please tell Senators Barbara Boxer, idiot Jeff Merkley, and ??? just how ignorant they are ….. how you won’t put up with those who were corrupt and allowed this in the first place!
One more point; the more other nations drill, the more dependant we’ll become on foreign oil and the more in debt we’ll be. The more other nations drill, …. off our coast, the more likely we’ll have more critical environment problems!
We’be painted ourselves into a corner, but intentionally bankrupting ourselves, making us more dependant upon foreigh oil is NOT the way out!