Washington Post Debunks 3 Popular Drilling Myths

Posted: Aug 14, 2008 12:19 PM
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.

Read the article here.