Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour on drilling – don’t stop

Well here’s the question of the day. Should we stop deep water drilling until the cause of the New Horizon rig explosion is known? Two Gulf Governors say no.The first of course was Bobby Jindal, who is dealing with the issue at hand, the clean up. But when Governor Barbour came out and added his voice to the “keep drilling” crowd, he also came armed with facts, and the record shows drilling has been safe.


Loss of jobs along the Gulf would be a disaster on top of a disaster, especially as Barbour says, the safety record has been better than good. But isn’t a pause in order while we figure out what caused the blow out? Or is it still “drill baby drill”? You tell me.

4 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Offshore drilling is safer than presidential shilling.
    At least we can be secure in the fact that the Cubans, Venzuelans, Mexican, Chinese etc. will still be drilling.? I mean, their records are so spotless and all….

  2. Anne-EH
    Anne-EH says:

    Not surprising. Governor Barbour knows that in order to become energy independent, off-shore drilling still needs to be done. It is like when there is a tragic airplane crash, it does not stop the rest of the planes from flying.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Now just try to imagine the magnitude of the tragedy that will occur if the president, the Dems, and the greenies drive this country into an economic black hole…

    • BEA
      BEA says:

      That's exactly what I told my kids Anne!  You can't just shut down and stop because of a horrible accident.  Accidents and mistakes are VERY unfortunate, but we can definitely grow and improve from them.  And what's the alternative…be dependent on countries that strongly dislike us?  We have oil, we use oil, we need oil.

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