15 Oct '11, 10am

Why Drill Baby Drill Advocates Are So Wrong | Care2 Causes

Why Drill Baby Drill Advocates Are So Wrong | Care2 Causes

The “drill baby drill” advocates are at it again. This time, the cry for more drilling is coming from the American Petroleum Institute (API). The API released a report recently that outlined a plan to open up the Outer Continental Shelf, the Gulf of Mexico, onshore and offshore in the Arctic and other public lands to oil drilling. The report states that the plan would increase oil production by almost 50 percent. There is a problem with the report’s premise that drilling like mad will supply enough oil to eliminate imports: it’s impossible. Even if the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts plus the eastern part of the Gulf of Mexico were opened up to drilling, the U.S. would still import 41 percent of the oil used in 2030, according to a 2009 analysis by the Energy Information Analysis (EIA). In other words, destroying our oceans through massive oil drilling would only make a dent i...

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