I was an advocate of drilling for oil wherever we could find it. I dismissed concern about the environment from those on the left as being pessimistic and ideological.
I see with the current offshore crisis, I was wrong.
My faith in technology was misplaced.
Thousands of barrels of oil are spilling into the Gulf and the people who should know how to stop it, don't know how yet.
It would be very difficult to make an argument that we can drill safely in the Anwar reserve in Alaska or any other place 100% for sure.
I know there are arguments for drilling more on land and that our economy still needs the crude, but this incident should remind us to be humble in our opinions.