President-elect Obama has said many times that energy independence, economic growth and environmental protection are all top priorities on his agenda. However, the difficulty in reconciling those goals is quite significant, and is exemplified in the ongoing debate over drilling for fossil fuels on the nation's outer continental shelf. Should Obama try to reinstate the executive moratorium on offshore drilling that President Bush lifted earlier this year? If so, how and when? And what are the arguments against such a move?
-- Jeannette Lee, NationalJournal.com