January 9, 2018
Drill, Trump, Drill!
Once again, with Florida's Republican governor, Rick Scott, unfortunately leading the way, unfounded environmental hysteria has greeted the proposed expansion of American energy development by President Trump, opening up formerly restricted offshore areas for exploration and drilling. This is not to say accidents can't and won't happen. Oil trains derail, tankers run aground, and even offshore oil platforms explode. But more oil leaks from cars driving to Florida and in hotel and restaurant parking lots than is likely to wash up on Florida's beaches. It doesn't make sense to worry about the occasional oily duck and ignore domestic resources while we expend blood and treasure protecting oil supplies in the Middle East. Is the caribou worth more protection than the lives of young American soldiers? Yet opposition by environmental zealots and misled politicians has greeted Trump's proposal: As the...(Read Full Article)