Drill Baby, Drill!: A Dying Mantra

Drill Baby, Drill! This is the mantra that McCain and his supporters chose to use when referring to the current crisis in oil supplies and gasoline prices. While I do not aim here to have a debate on the merits of drilling, I am a little disappointed at both candidates in that the debate about the environment and what to do about alternative fuels, became a debate on lifting the ban on offshore drilling.

The way I see it is that one has nothing to do with the other. Drilling for oil is a momentary fix that either is presently necessary or not. It neither is a long term environmental policy or a solution in anyway. It is too bad like so many other aspects of both candidates, the race and discussions became about empty slogans. I hope we don't have to wait another 4 years for a chance at a substantive discussion about alternative fuels.


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