We shouldn’t be exploring for oil anymore anywhere period. We should only be exploring how to create and maximize alternative, clean energy sources and to drastically reduce overall energy consumption regardless of the energy source. We could have easily been energy independent without fossil fuels had we listened 20 or 30 years ago. Instead we traded our future for corporate profits.....just like we were warned about, we are paying the price now. Two simple questions that each have only one correct answer: Can we live without clean air and water? Can we live without oil? If you can’t figure out the answers ask your children or grand children for help.