If that's the case, why isn't the MMS issueing drilling permits in the GOM?
Agreed, however why aren't the politicos listening to the experts who said that a drilling ban wasn't necessary?Now I disagree with a permanent ban, I think the US should do all it can to lessen or remove foreign energy dependency. However I don't know enough about the industry or the technology to estimate what would be an acceptable time period for completing these tasks. But yes sooner rather than later I'd like to see the drilling resume in the Gulf and in Alaska. Both for energy and people's jobs.