Today 53% of people asked are NOT in favor of drilling off our coasts.
All it takes is one mistake and our coasts are changed forever.
Look at the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Sure people acted quickly, billions of dollars later things have been cleaned up, but the coast will never ever be the same.
In 1989 the Exxon Valdez spilled somewhere between 260 and 750 thousand barrels of oil into Prince William Sound. 23 years later they still find oil under rocks, in the sand and in the sea life.
Are you willing to take that chance for a tank of gas?
From 1984 until 1990 Newt Gingrich was a member of conservation group that opposed offshore oil drilling. Now he is saying just drill off our coasts and oil will be $2.50 except in California where we will have to pay oh, maybe 50 cents more a gallon because we have decided that the environment trumps everything.
Hey Mr. Gingrich I'm thinking if we don't have an environment we really don't have anything.