Originally Posted by ROSA
We do not need to drill offshore at all, and it needs to be stopped now, right now.
I would love to see all offshore drilling stopped, but it just isn't going to happen. Hoping, wishing, and praying won't help. Even lobbying, protesting, writing letters, and voting won't help in this case. At this point in history, human beings are addicted to oil. That isn't going to change anytime soon.
At least, not unless someone discovers some truly revolutionary method for collecting and storing energy. And I'm not talking about fuel cells, or better solar panels, or wind farms. These are all just adaptations of decades old technology. I'm talking about something so radically new that we can't even imagine it today.
Barring that sort of discovery, we will eventually be drilling everywhere that we think there might be even one drop of the black gold. Up until this incident, they were arguing here in Florida about whether the drilling should be 100 miles offshore, or only 10. 10 miles? The day will come when they'll be building the oil rigs right on the beach! Never mind 10 miles, or even 2!
I wish it wasn't so, but I just cannot see any realistic alternative.