Commonwealth National Podcast

Offshore Oil: Drilling Ourselves into the Next Generation or an Environmental Catastrophe? (11/13/2008)

Duration: 
1:07:36

Offshore Oil: Drilling Ourselves into the Next Generation or an Environmental Catastrophe?

Joe Sparano, President, Western States Petroleum Association
Michael Brune, CEO, Rainforest Action Network
Randall Luthi, Director, Minerals Management Service
Peter Schwartz, President, Global Business Network
 

Both sides of the political aisle agree: Dependence on foreign oil has become a dangerous game. They say energy independence is a must, but the best way to get there remains a big question. There has been much speculation about the effects offshore oil drilling will have on our economy and our environment. Will drilling off the U.S. coastline lower prices at the pump in the immediate future? What will the environmental impact be? Join a panel of experts to discuss both the short-term and long-term advantages and disadvantages of offshore oil drilling.


This program was recorded in front of a live audience on November 13, 2008