Remember, folks. Oil production in America's coastal waters is incredibly safe for the environment. Think about that when you think additional exploration is the answer to all of America's energy woes.
Since I moved to New Orleans in 2006, there has been one major spill and two moderate ones - that I've heard about and seen covered in the news. Bet you haven't heard much about 'em if you aren't living around these parts (hell, even if you are).
Thing is, accidents happen. Stuff breaks. While we may have to drill, baby, drill, keep in mind there will be a price.