Diary

Oil Drilling Myths

There are a lot of them but the three listed here are the most popular and pernicious. They are also fairly easily demolished. Drilling is not, of course, a silver bullet; there is no particular silver bullet to the energy crisis and it makes sense to diversify energy sources much as one diversifies one’s stock portfolio. But to say that drilling is completely and utterly useless as a response to the current situation is to elide basic facts. Indeed, if we had gone ahead and drilled years ago, we would find ourselves in a much more favorable position now–and with the many technological advances that have been made in the science of drilling, we would also likely be able to preserve the environmental integrity of a site in which drilling takes place