Monday, May 03, 2010

Some good sense about offshore drilling, from New Hampshire's Manchester Union-Leader.

Opening paragraph:
If a Republican were President, the Democrats would have leaped like a pack of hungry jackals at the chance to exploit the huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill for political gain. We can just hear the outraged demands that the President reverse his decision to expand offshore drilling because this one leak proves that no drilling so close to shore is safe.
The bottom line:
Despite this awful leak, offshore drilling is statistically extremely safe. The Energy Information Administration maintains that offshore drilling has a stellar safety record, spilling only a fraction of one percent of all extracted oil since 1975.

Drill, Baby, Drill!

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