You don't hear too many chanting "Drill, baby, drill" this week. Today they announced that the spill off the Louisiana gulf coast is 5 X as big as previously predicted.
I have been reluctant to get excited about off shore drilling. We do need the oil, but I dreaded the possibility of ruining the beautiful white sand beaches of Florida. Experts have been reassuring us it wouldn't happen.
Technology has improved since the spill that polluted Santa Barbara, CA beaches decades ago. That pollution on Santa Barbara beaches is why I hated to see more drilling. Ten years after the spill you still needed to wear old sneakers on the beach and couldn't sit in the sand without ruining your clothes. They said it couldn't happen now. We will see.