A couple of days late, but I wanted to get this Washington Post Editorial to all of you in case you missed it. It’s entitled, Snake Oil, and it debunks 3 myths about drilling that opponents are quick to offer as to why we should not be drilling for more oil here in the United States. While I don’t agree with some of it, especially their reservations about drilling in ANWR, the arguments they make to disprove these 3 myths are sound.
Myth 1:Drilling is pointless because the United States has only 3 percent of the world's oil reserves. Myth 2:The oil companies aren't using the leases they already have. Myth 3:Drilling is environmentally dangerous.