The impending threat to marine life, shoreline, and local economies is real and very frightening. At a time when the economy is precarious, small communities along the coast that rely on tourism and tourist-related industries to survive, are poised to expect the worst.
Anyone who remembers the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989 doesn't want to relive the horror of its aftermath. The vessel spilled 10.8 million
The proponents of offshore drilling continue to argue that increased demand for oil drives the decisions to drill offshore. My response to them is: find a way to lessen the demand. We have the technology to become less dependent on oil and its related by-products. Perhaps the president's bail out money would be better spent on research and development of clean, sustainable energy.Until next time...become the change you imagine.