Should the United States risk another Deepwater Horizon oil spill?

On April 20, 2010, an oil and gas leak below Deepwater Horizon caused by human error resulted in an explosion that killed 11 people. Months later, oil was still spewing from the well dumping million s of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Are the risks of this type of environmental disaster worth the oil extracted?

By most scientific accounts, a large amount of oil still remains in plumes moving with the currents of the Gulf, and saturating large areas of the ocean floor. The long term effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the largest in the world’s history, remain unknown.
Is the amount of oil being extracted worth the risk of one, two or several more deepwater drilling disasters and the ensuing damage to the environmental health of the Gulf?

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