Well, now Sykes can hear people taunt him with the same jeer.
He put up a post, if you can call his copy and pasting as blogging, about the "need" to drill everywhere from Alaska to North Dakota to the Virginia Coast to your Aunt Millie's backyard.
Sykes is dead wrong, as usual. To show him the errors of his ways, I would refer the gentle reader to the wonderful Ms. Emily Mills:
What's important is that we increase the efficiency and safety standards for current production sites while also working hard to create and improve more sustainable, renewable sources of energy. These new sources, like any new market, will help to create a great number of new jobs, many of which aren't likely to require a great deal of retraining for workers already skilled at jobs in existing energy fields. The trick in all of this, of course, is doing our best to make the transition as smooth as possible. Kinks will be inevitable, but certainly human ingenuity can help to minimize their impact and maximize the positive results.
Plowing ahead with the same old methods without thinking through their long-term effects and consequences is what got us into our current mess. Why repeat the same old mistakes?
But to help ease Sykes' fragile ego, we will also point out that the HeraldBlogger gives us the numbers that belie Sykes' fantasy.