What can we do to clean up our oceans? Well one surprising answer may be to open up our coastlines to more offshore oil drilling, according to Ben Lieberman, a Senior Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation. Lieberman explains: “There’s tremendous economic advantages to opening up more of America’s territorial waters to oil exploration and drilling. But there are environmental advantages as well. Most oil spills are not due to drilling but from natural seepage from the sea floor, and studies have shown that oil drilling reduces the pressure on those seeps and results in less oil pollution. So offshore drilling truly could be a win-win situation for the American people.



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