Offshore Drilling Debate - Tampa, FL

Discuss the national Offshore Drilling debate in Tampa, FL.

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Tampa, FL

#1 Jun 12, 2010
Still needed, for at least another 20 - 30 years until readily available, AFFORDABLE, and sufficiently usable alternatives are developed and proven.
Pray to Zeus

Auburndale, FL

#2 Jun 12, 2010
The amount of oil that we can get from off shore drilling is a drop in the bucket according to our needs. We will still be primarily importing. However, the destruction to our shores is inexcusable and destruction of natural life that can never be replaced. Supporting destroying our world is inexcusable, unethical and immoral. Destroying our environment sickens me, but people who support it ... There are not strong enough words to express my disgust.

Tampa, FL

#3 Jun 17, 2010
Instead,REQUIRE oil companies to relinquish, to the public,ALL the energy saving devices that they have secreted away...
NoAnimalLeftBehi nd

Tampa, FL

#4 Jun 17, 2010
Are we kidding ourselves? The Gulf of Mexico is a biohazard and this should be OUR turning point. Innocent lives have been lost due to oil consumption, personally i'm riding my bike. I can't believe that any person who has actually seen ariel live footage that this is OK. This mud volcano will be very difficult to stop and we need to allow the international community to help.
Matthew Reuben

Rauma, Finland

#5 Jun 20, 2010
we need to work harder on green fuels and get off of oil

Sun City Center, FL

#6 Jun 20, 2010
Floridians who oppose offshore drilling need NOT explain why!

Sun City Center, FL

#7 Jun 20, 2010
James wrote:
Instead,REQUIRE oil companies to relinquish, to the public,ALL the energy saving devices that they have secreted away...
I agree completely! But, how can we make them publish or release all those patents they bought for alternative energy? So many inventors saw their great inventions bought under false pretenses, and buried where the sun doesn't shine. Maybe these companies could be forced to release them as a matter of National Security. If that reason can be used to deny constitutional rights, surely it can be used to defy simple commercial intertests? Oh, how naive I remain!

Tampa, FL

#8 Jun 21, 2010
just look at the pictures...and this is still not the peak of this disaster.

Boynton Beach, FL

#9 Jun 21, 2010

Saint Petersburg, FL

#10 Jun 21, 2010
It is much safer to drill closer due to the depth of the water. If the drilling had happened at a 100 feet depth, the fix would had been much easier than working at 5000 feet.
acorn obama

Spring Hill, FL

#11 Jun 22, 2010
only an idiot or a liberal democrap (same thing) would ban off shore drilling after one mishap in over 21,000 sites!

these rigs will move to other countries to make billions for those countries - and it is the only thing that keeps oil prices steady - look for $7 -$8 a gallon with presidunce odumba's newest stupid move!

hell, even the federal courts just told odumba today to shove it up his socialist azz!

putting 200,000+ more in the unemployment line seems like the stupidest thing that one could do - but than again, we are talking about odumba!!!!!

Sun City Center, FL

#12 Jun 22, 2010
Green energy is pie in the sky. Oil and natural gas are available, and they're dependable sources of energy. What happened in the Gulf with BP was an accident, that should not have happened and would not have happened if the environmentalists hadn't pushed the drilling rig into such deep water. The Gulf contains enough oil and natural gas to significantly reduce our dependence on foreign imports. To shut down drilling rigs only puts more people out of work, and solves no current problem, it only highlights Obama's lack of leaadership skills.

Saint Petersburg, FL

#13 Jun 24, 2010
The oil company said they had the technology to drill in the oceans and to contain or handle large spills they are liars
Jim in Tampa

Clearwater, FL

#14 Jun 28, 2010
The accident was a fluke by a careless company.

Tampa, FL

#16 Oct 11, 2010
It is coming to a shore near you soon. Cuba to be exact....Chinese drills and safety concerns for the environment...That is exactly what we do NOT need.

Since: Jan 12

Tampa, FL

#17 Jan 18, 2012
we need it.

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