Drilling has become a huge issue even though everyone agrees we won’t see the effects for quite some time and it will be a minimal effect at that. People want to get off “foreign” oil and get to drilling our oil in the good ’ol USA. As far as I’m aware, it burns the same. But it has the mental effect of looking like we are doing something–anything–to achieve energy independence. Perhaps driving around on a full tank of American Offshore Gas can become a source of national pride akin to watching Michael Phelps win gold medals.
Wednesday: The Greenest Convention Ever