We only have one planet and must protect it for our children and grandchildren. All this offshore drilling is especially dangerous since we are having more strong storms and hurricanes. The danger from spills are too strong. Pollution and possible spills are too frequent occurrences and have lasting affects. There is still that rig spilling oil after 14 years. It is not worth the risk when solar power and wind power are cheaper, cleaner, and much safer. Even using the ground temperature could be used to heat and cool building which would also be safer and more earth friendly without using fossil fuels.