Protection for the coastlines of the USA will expire on September 30, 2008.
This means oil companies will be able to drill for oil off beaches that have been protected. There is no good reason to allow oil drilling on our protected coasts.
Even the Bush administration’s Energy Information Administration says that off-shore drilling will have an “insignificant” effect on gas prices, even in the long-term.
The real solution to our oil dependence is to get off oil by tapping our technological ingenuity and renewable energy resources.