hell yes I'm in the oil business
I would trade the chesapeake bay for 30 years of drilling
I would rather have higher prices than have these disasters every couple of years.
However, we should find ways to make it safer. Once it is as safe as drilling on land, then I'm on board (and some times even that is not safe).
I think this poll is bias as it states supporting off shore drilling means that you want to trash the Gulf Coast. I'm all for off shore drilling, but the proper precautions must be met. As it seems, the BP spill may very well be due to those regulations not being met.