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05-29-22 04:46 AM
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Xeogaming Forums - Debate Shrine - Should we continue off-shore drilling?
  
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Lord Vulkas Mormonus
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Eventually? Obviously, we need to get off oil. However, I'm thinking we're still at least fifteen years away from being off it.

As for now though, there is no question in my mind that we need to continue offshore drilling. The more oil we get for ourselves, the less we have to buy from countries that, frankly, we're in a terrible relationship with.

However, its obvious that some oil platforms are practicing unsafe operations. So, yeah, we keep drilling, but we need to have government inspections of their facilities to make sure there aren't any more oil spills.

As for the BP oil spill earlier, that wouldn't have been nearly as big of a problem if we didn't spend weeks just sitting around wondering what to do. Along with the inspections, we need to actually have plans in place in case of an oil spill, so that they can be cleaned up as quickly as possible.

But yeah, stop drilling completely? Bad idea. But then, I'm one of those people that want to drill in Alaska.
Cteno
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We need an alternative fuel source. Badly.
Rogue
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Another rig exploded yesterday off the coast of Louisiana.

We spent the better parts of spring and summer dealing with the big BP spill in the Gulf following a rig explosion which took the lives of 11 Americans.

There's a whole eco-system that's trying to right itself.

One of the main reasons to drill is to become more self-sufficient and not reliant on foreign oil (but then again that massive leak was from a British owned well ).

What are your thoughts?
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