Obama Discusses Offshore Drilling Plans
Looks To Boost Energy Reserves And Economy
Less than two years ago when gasoline prices were hovering over $4.00 a gallon in many states, the democrats refused to entertain the thought of allowing domestic oil drilling near protected wildlife areas off the Alaskan coast, deep Gulf of Mexico territories or east coast. However, as the United States continues to become more and more dependent on Middle Eastern oil to provide our energy needs, and with Obama feeling pressure to create more jobs with November elections right around the corner, it now appears the typically eco-friendly democrats will look toward offshore drilling as a solution to boost energy and economy.
The President seems determined to do whatever he can to create new jobs, spark economic growth and get the country on the track of creating homegrown energy. However, some people belonging to the GOP believe this is simply another stunt by democrats that will be used to push Cap and Trade.
If Obama is eventually successful at passing legislation that would allow offshore drilling in many coastal areas the measure will definitely come with a great deal of controversy. Many people still have very vivid memories of the horrific Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 that is widely recognized as one of the worst human-caused disasters ever. That oil spill released nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil into the ocean, causing the death of millions of marine wildlife.
Tracking System Opinion
After the Exxon Valdez disaster, the company spent nearly 20 years fighting against judgements and court losses, making appeal after appeal after appeal. If another oil spill were to occur, should the drilling or shipping companies be forced to immediately pay for damages?
Should GPS tracking devices such as the GPS Tracking Key or SilverCloud tracker monitor the movements of shipping vessels and other transportation carriers of oil?
Do you think drilling in the arctic reserves and Gulf of Mexico coast is a good idea?
Source: NY Times