When "Drill, baby, drill!" was a rallying cry

Video slide show: As oil gushes into the Gulf of Mexico, Salon remembers offshore drilling's loudest cheerleaders

Published May 4, 2010 4:48PM (EDT)

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You've seen the images, read the personal stories, and heard the grim projections of damage. The oil spill spreading across the Gulf of Mexico truly is an environmental catastrophe. It might also be a good backdrop against which to remember all of the enthusiastic claims and promises that we've been bombarded with these past few years by supporters of increased offshore drilling. Salon has cataloged a few of them here.

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