Busting The Top Five Myths About Offshore Energy

There’s an important, fact-based conversation the country should be having right now about safely harnessing its offshore energy — strategically valuable reserves of natural gas and oil that are critical to America’s long-term energy, economic and national security.

Unfortunately, lots of people may struggle to locate that kind of discussion in the jumble of myths, misinformation and falsehoods thrown out by natural gas and oil opponents who use confusion and fear to distract from the fact that offshore development is safe, technologically advanced and fundamentally important to building a better tomorrow. So, let’s bust some myths:

While no human endeavor is risk-free, industry standards, modern technology, innovation and experience working under the oversight of state and federal officials have made offshore development safer than it has ever been – and continuously becoming safer because technologies are ever-improving…

 

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