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A Former Oil Regulator Says Offshore Oil Drilling in the Atlantic is Not the Answer

"...the risk to fisheries, shipping, and recreation along the Atlantic coast would be enormous, especially where currents might push a spill toward shore. But the biggest reason not to drill the Atlantic is simply that we need to quit believing we can drill our way into the future. We need to establish a federal policy that would make as much of an investment in alternative energy as we have in oil and gas, which are still the most subsidized energy sources in the United States." - quote from Elizabeth Birnbaum, former director of the Minerals Management Service in an article in NRDC's onEarth magazine.

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