We are responsible because we support the politicians that want to drill, we do nothing to decrease our dependence on oil and we are responsible because we are not vocal. It is our doing.
Now, the lesson may be too late. We have undermined our national security, we have undermined our environment and we have undermined our way of life because we are lazy and want to take the easy way out.
Rather than trying to get out of the oil loop, we look for ways to make getting around the loop cheaper. Now, we may have to pay the price. How many in our industry will be out of work if this continues (not too mention all of the other industries that the Gulf Coast supports).
So, we hope for the best and expect the worse because meetings and
conferences on the gulf coast may now be moving inland.
We should be moving away from oil and instead, we are drowning in it.