Hmmm, I guess they're concerned because it's not wind power?
I personally would be delighted to see an oil rig right in front of the enviros' coastal retreats. I'd be most delighted if they shoved one right in front of Angus King's seaside retreat.
“Maine has nothing to gain and everything to lose from this risky plan. Offshore drilling would put our economy at risk from oil spills and seismic testing. Maine’s fishing industry could be ravaged from a massive oil spill, as would the tourism economy for coastal towns that depend on clean beaches and clean water.