12 years ago, the Deepwater Horizon tragedy showed us the need to move past fossil fuel reliance. Today, the tragedy in Ukraine reinforces this imperative for us. The oil industry is now pressing for expanded offshore drilling, but a growing body of evidence now shows that offshore drilling and fossil fuels can be phased out feasibly, to people’s benefit, with available clean energy and electric vehicles. Here we show how switching to electric vehicles can decrease fuel demand more than enough to supplant any gasoline that could feasibly be produced from opening the Atlantic, Eastern Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific to new offshore drilling. […]
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