This ‘compromise’ to dill oil along the Easter coast of the US is not a compromise. It is a give-away to the fears that we cannot solve our Climate Change and energy problems except to give into the very forces that are holding our environment hostage. Producing more oil and burning it for energy is going to warm the planet future and probably inflict an environmental disaster when a spill occurs. There will be oil spills. President Obama has learned the art of compromise to address environmental problems—except neither the oil companies nor Nature are inclined to compromise. As a matter of fact, Nature never does. Spill oil creatures die. Put greenhouse gases into the atmosphere it warms up.
Obama to Open Offshore Areas to Oil Drilling for First Time - NYTimes.com WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing to open vast expanses of water along the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska to oil and natural gas drilling, much of it for the first time, officials said Tuesday. (March 31, 2010) The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia