Safe Energy Exploration
New innovations in technology have significantly reduced environmental risks and established an impressive safety record. In the past 30 years, there have been no major spills resulting from oil exploration in federal waters.
Since then, the protections, technology and protocols have improved continuously. Today, offshore drilling activities are safe and reliable and any oil pollution into the Gulf is dwarfed by the natural oil seepages that account for about 95 percent of the total petroleum input into the Gulf of Mexico.
(National Research Council, 2003)