Is it time to drill, baby, drill?

Posted April 05, 2010, at 3:19 p.m.

The Obama administration has included some off-shore oil and natural gas exploration in

its recently released energy policy. Is this a wise course to take? Are the environmental

risks worth the quantity of oil and gas likely to be found? Will such moves merely delay

the inevitable end of petroleum-based fuels? Should energy companies be encourage

through tax incentives to develop renewable sources? Or should the U.S. work to develop

every drop it can, rather than send money out of the domestic economy to the Middle

East, where some of it funds terrorism? Should environmental regulations be relaxed to

allow such extraction off Florida’s Gulf Coast and off the Virginia coast? printed on April 23, 2017