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  •  Is it better (0+ / 0-)

    to have oil & gas drilling in the West, where we have a free press, rule of law, civil societies, environmental regulations, enforcement mechanisms, etc., or in remote developing countries where few of those safeguards exist?

    (None of these safeguards are perfect in the West, of course! And we have many other flaws. But on enforcing environmental regulations, we're a lot stronger than most developing countries.)

    If oil & gas aren't developed here, they will be overseas.

    Is pushing it out of our backyard (NIMBY) the ethical way to go?

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