I support offshore drilling but not near areas that a disaster such as this could devistate their economies such as fishing and tourism. This accidents do not happen often anymore, but still happen.
The lobbiest get puplic support by telling you that not allowing drilling in these regions is the reason for high fuel prices, when the allowance of drilling in them would probablly not change the price at all. Now it would be good for the oil companies since it would give them a cheap exploration source, but we would see very little if any benefit.
Having said this, this oil spill we are seeing and has the potential of hurting many.
Follow the gold, it will usually will tell you the real story!