The Oil Drum has just posted an article about past drilling accidents. All of these accidents point up the risks associated with drilling in deep water. If we want that oil we better decide just how much risk we want to live with. There have to be priorities.
The Gulf residents are finding out the hard way what it means to triage a disaster. If Katrina didn't send a message this blowout will. All those lovely beaches will be sacrificed for the protection of marshes that are the Gulf's nurseries. The residents are angry because the President said we wouldn't spare the resources but clearly he is not able to take care of everything. Well guess what?! There is no bottomless pit of money and we can only go so far with the resources we have. Unless of course folks want to incur more taxes and fees? No? Well then, either redirect resources from other priorities, and you better be prepared to take the consequences, or deal with the reality. Whining will get us nowhere.
People; we are not through drilling and the opportunities for more accidents, and more spills, are still there.