I am happy to be able to share this video with you because it may mark the end of the media frenzy over the Gulf oil spill: http://cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2010/08/03/ricks.mattingly.bp.static.kill.cnn It’s been 107 days since the Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Like most people who have been following the incident, I’m ready for this to be over so we can finally move forward, hopefully with some positive resolutions. It has been exhausting to listen to the government vs. the oil industry over and over for months. The problem with this debate is that the government is supposed to represent the people, and that doesn’t seem to be the case. It certainly isn’t representing the people of Louisiana, who have loudly opposed the moratorium. The fact is that Americans need the oil being produced in the Gulf of Mexico. We need gasoline, plastics, and other materials that demand the use of oil. Until the public quits using those items, the government cannot completely stop offshore drilling. Regardless of the desire of the Obama administration to meddle, in the end, the citizens of the US need oil. If domestic production can’t fulfill demand, the supply will have to come from abroad . This will cost jobs in the US, putting our economy in even worse shape. There’s no way around that. There are too many people in this nation who are using oil constantly. And until all need for oil is replaced by something else, no one is going to stop needing it. So I say to the Obama administration and environmentalists everywhere to find a compromise so the US can benefit from all forms of energy safely. It isn’t a pipe dream. No one wants to kill people, animals, trees or anything in between so why can’t it be done?