No intent to "spin", merely trying to understand various people's responses. Sometimes it is not so easy on a message board.
My own personal view is that I am glad there will not be off shore drilling.
Understood and appreciate your opinion.
Consider that there was some unpleasantness back in 1941-1945 which resulted in heavy oils in great quantities coming on shore. It took time, but time, tides and work remedied those issues. And, we won by starving the enemy of energy.
A reasonable person would agree that worst case alarmist opinions regarding an extremely unlikely offshore problem would pale in comparison to those events, and none would choose to see it repeated. Let's go out and explore, and if reserves are found, and if the burdensome federal regulations make it profitable, let the industry take the risk.
It is a very low risk worth taking.