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Learn more about Oil Drilling
In 1990 President George H.W. Bush passed an executive order banning all offshore drilling in U.S. coastal waters. In response to rising gas prices in 2008 President George W. Bush lifted the ban. Currently, there are 3,500 offshore oil rigs, 79 of which are deep water wells. See recent oil drilling news
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I don't have enough information to make an educated guess. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Denver, CO
Nationalize the energy sector and develop alternative forms of energy. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Lemon Grove, CA
We should open up the thousands of the gas and oil wells that have been capped over the years. I used to work in the oil field and I know that there is enough gas and oil in the United States to last the world thousands of years. 5 years ago from a Republican in Altoona, IA
Regulate and let the free market determine the business viability of offshore drilling given the costly safety assurances and liabilities associated. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Dallas, TX
Improve the technology first. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Philadelphia, PA
Not without more environmental research and built-in safety measures & funding designed to protect and quickly cleanup in the event of spills/earthquakes or equipment failures. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Camp Verde, AZ
Incentivize the private sector AND encourage federal development of alternative energy sources that are PROVEN SAFE for people and the environment. i.e., no tracking or nuclear power. Go solar and find other safe clean sources. 5 years ago from a Democrat in New York, NY
YES, but in shallow water, not too deep. 5 years ago from a Republican in Brookline, MA
Yes, where environmentally safe and appropriate. 5 years ago from a Republican in Paris, TN
Yes as long as it doesn't affect wildlife. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Spearfish, SD
Oil is stupid. There have been plenty of alternative resources that have been stopped from becoming mainstream use by the oil companies so they can continue to make money by turning it into a lucrative business. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Rohnert Park, CA
The energy sector should be owned by the public, but divided up into regional or local divisions, while we don't expand and maintain current offshore oil wells. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Santa Maria, CA
Yes but put a cap on how many oil wells are allowed per year. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Carnegie, PA
I would have to evaluate the ROI against the risk involved before making a decision since the US is now an oil exporting country it may no longer be a realistic risk. 5 years ago from a Republican in Spirit Lake, IA
Yes. We have enough energy to self sustain ourselves. I have twenty bucks. Why do I need to borrow ten bucks from some Slim Shady who's gonna charge me fifteen cents on the dollar?. 5 years ago from a Republican in Nashville, TN
Oil is poison wherever it is, millions of gallons leak from the ocean floor naturally. If we burn it we are at least returning the base components like carbon to the environment. And we might as well keep fuel costs low while replacement clean technology... 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Elfers, FL
No, we should end off-shore drilling- it clearly has a terrible impact on the environment. Incentivize schmentivize, energy companies should be smart enough to invest in exploring alternative energy sources. The government should be working with... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Ingomar, PA
Susidize people being able to install wind and solar on their own houses. No more nukes and no more discusting wind farms. 5 years ago from a Republican in Wellsville, NY
Eliminate all subsidies and caps on liabilities, increase safety standards and regulation and require insurance to cover losses. 5 years ago from a Green in New York, NY
Yes, but only if the watchdog services will actually do their jobs to keep our waters and coasts safe. Oil should be phasing out by now. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Indianapolis, IN