We can't deny the facts, if indeed the facts are true; both the AP and Yahoo! have been known to shade the facts in favor of a point.Hurricane Ike's winds and massive waves destroyed oil platforms, tossed storage tanks and punctured pipelines. The environmental damage only now is becoming apparent: At least a half million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico and the marshes, bayous and bays of Louisiana and Texas, according to an analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.Clearly we must improve the storm security of our off shore drilling industry if we ever hope to sway the public about drilling for oil while alternate technologies are introduced.
UPDATE: US Government stands to lose $2.576 trillion in royalties due to environmentalists roadblock. In these economic times I wonder why the American people haven't been told this?