by Max Brantley
The think tanks are on the case. More drilling will do nothing about the price of gas and will pose a risk to the environment. One myth exploded is the one advanced by Mike Huckabee and already debunked. Remember he said on Fox News that "not one single drop" of oil was spilled when Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf.
There were, in fact, major onshore and offshore spills due to the hurricanes. According to the official Minerals Management Service report, the hurricanes caused 124 offshore spills for a total of 743,700 gallons, six spilling 42,000 gallons or more.