June 1, 2010

Still worried about drilling off Virginia's coast?

You should be--after the gulf' spill of national significance--according to the Hands Across the Sand folks at http://www.handsacrossthesand.com/virginia/ So they are still planning a protest event at 11 a.m. on Virginia Beach on Saturday, June 26.

At the very least, you can get some fresh air and meet some folks who think like you do about offshore drilling off Virginia.

FYI: One claim I've read is that there is only enough untapped oil off the Virginia coast to provide just 6 to 24 days' worth of U.S. demand.

Over a barrel? The oil spill has concentrated our attention on energy policy and the problem of oil imports, but there is still no agreement on how to address it. Legislation that ramps up production of electric vehicles and advanced biofuels, sets higher fuel economy standards for cars, shifts more heavy trucks to natural gas, and reduces the use of heating oil in homes through stricter efficiency standards on buildings stands a chance of passing.