Are we willing to have gas prices like they have in Europe to constrain usage. If not we will continue to have to take these type of risks.
Fundemental question. Most Americans will bemoan what has happened, blame greedy BP etc. The reality is that when you drill at 5,000 ft. it is possible that some very bad stuff will happen.
So we either say the risks are not worth it, live with less oil and gas. Figure out ways to reduce consumption or live with the consequences. Sort of like our debt/ deficits. No one likes them but Americans are unwilling to cut programs that will impact them.