Sunday, June 13, 2010
Offshore Drilling is Okay
I think that the U.S.A can have offshore drilling, still be environmentally friendly, and not have another oil spill disaster. The reason is simple: first the U.S needs oil. Now the question is, where from? Does the U.S want to keep buying Iranian oil just for the money spent to be used against them. NO! So the U.S should have offshore drilling. The question you may ask is how can this be environmentally friendly. The U.S should only take oil they need, and at the same time spend even more money on alternative energy like wind, solar, biomass and hydroelectricity so that the energy they use is more clean, and so they need less oil. The U.S should also increase the minimum fuel economy for a car. Now, of course, this is not a long term solution because America doesn't have a lot of oil reserves. This, although is an important step forwards. The next problem you may have, is an oil spill. Easy solution: have inspectors come to oil drilling places to make sure that every thing is done properly. Now, you might say that this would be expensive. Even better is to make the oil companies pay for inspectors, because if this company wants to drill, it should pay to be able.