Will the environmentalists who object to offshore oil drilling come fill up my gas tank when gas is $8 per gallon ("Black gold or fool's gold?" April 1)? Of course not, they have cushy, all-expenses-paid jobs, grant money they can squander protesting anyplace that has good food and travel, or they're simply blind, pampered individuals who have never had to hold an accountable job in their lives.
In order to get off of Middle East oil, we have to send a message to the rich arrogant sheiks who could care less and to our own nation that we are using the God given resources and that it's time for a change.
Bernard F McKernan