This opinion piece in the PilotOnLine website is written by Will Sessoms, the mayor of Virginia Beach. It points out that offshore drilling is not welcomed by Virginia Beach. It cites the attempt by the Trump Administration to remove the safety regulations imposed after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the fact that no revenue would be shared with the states, and the US military’s position that offshore drilling would deleteriously impact the nation’s security.
It doesn’t mention the impact of releasing GHGs into the atmosphere that would result from additional drilling. One thing I find disturbing is his mentioning revenue sharing. Even if the Trump Administration allows revenue sharing, offshore drilling is still bad and should be banned.