Archive for May 22nd, 2010

Off-shore drilling

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Something interesting has happened on TV since the oil rig exploded in the gulf.  Gone is a commercial in which an attractive young lady walks on stage and tells us how wonderful the oil industry is these days. They can drill, she says, and extract oil from undersea wells that are miles from the platform.  Not only that, she continues, the oil industry can do it safely while providing high-paying jobs.

If all this is true, why aren’t the commercials seen anymore?  Could it be the oil industry was not completely truthful?  Could it be the  oil industry was conning us in order to pressure the government to approve more off-shore drilling?

Sounds like it.

Am I being too cynical?

Naw.