what source of reason do you tap to condone drilling platforms in the most hurricane prone area of the world? defiling the environment in the name of cheap energy is short sighted and unethical.We agree to disagree, I don't have the time to go over everything I wrote, have to leave town to afford living here. I will say that I have personally been on some 60 drilling operations over the years, many of them offshore, and the effluent from the folks wadding in the surf on any given summer day far exceeds any polution I have ever whitnessed offshore. (also intended to be playful) I mention the joy of standing together in protest because I have been there and know how empowering it is.
Here's an unpopular opinion - I don't WANT really cheap gas!
The only way to get people to actually think about conservation and resources is price. When it affects their pocketbook they care a heckavu lot more than when it just affects their planet, soul, children's future etc.
$3 gas makes people buy more efficient vehicles, think about their consumption, insulate, etc.
$2 gas makes them buy Humvees and F-7000 pickups.