Drilling oil is awesomely bad for the environment. The only thing that is better? When the oil is drilled and then spilled. I mean, who doesn’t like a good oil spill? I imagine it’s like in Harlem or whatever when it’s really hot and someone wrenches open a fire hydrant and all the kids run around, drenched and screaming with delight. Except oil keeps you twenty percent cooler, according to petrologist Gordon Bombay.
Well, everything oil might not be so peachy after all. The Ventura County Star ran this opinion piece that contained that little tidbit:
Along the coast of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties (the 35th Assembly District), the environment could actually be improved by extracting some of the oil and gas that would otherwise, through natural seepage, foul our air and beaches. Technology now exists to drill sideways up to seven miles. This means that much of the naturally seeping undersea oil and gas can actually be extracted using onshore rigs.