For anyone who may have missed it, if you were up north you were probably freezing your butt off, if you were down here in Florida, odds are pretty good it was something you missed cause you slept too late. Seems that there some amazingly great idea to start drilling for oil and gas in the Atlantic. We could say however much we wanted to about it, but our favorite columnist, Carl Hiaasen, over at The Miami Herald definitely has a better way with words than we do.
As a monster storm roared up the northeastern seaboard last week, the White House announced plans to open a wide swath of offshore waters to gas and oil exploration. Nice timing. Although drilling is years away, future rigs in the Atlantic would lie in the path not only of fierce winter clippers but also hurricanes, presenting the year-round potential for devastating winds and pounding seas. The risk doesn’t trouble the oil companies or the governors of Virginia, Georgia and the Carolinas, all eager for a piece of the action.
Read more here: Carl Hiaasen: Drilling In Atlantic Raises Alarm.