Who Would’a Known?


I don’t think there’s anyone alive who would dispute the damage that’s gonna be inflicted on the Gulf Coast.  It really is gonna mess things up down there for quite some time.  I remain convinced that the costs of drilling are no where near the benefits of drilling.

After all, oil has driven our march to the economic powerhouse that we are today.  We are able to travel, to learn, to heal and to play like we do all because of oil.  It has brought us to space.  And home again.  It is indispensable in our daily lives.

You never hear that though; not in these days.  What we hear now is only the constant drumbeat of the dangers and downsides of oil exploration and drilling.  And I admit, they’re high.  Very.  But not nearly so as not drilling.

Anyway, imagine what would happen to the fish if we STOPPED drilling:

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