A.  This is no redneck riviera.  112,642,503 (36% of the country’s total population) live in states bordering the Eastern Seaboard.

B.  This is Hurricane Alley.  Imagine Sandy with massive BP oil spills attached.

C.  The Gulf Stream is a major climate modifier, and environmental life line. Spills get carried to Europe.

There is one good thing.  It could create several turnovers in Congressional districts in the south from being Republican over to Democrat.  If done, and should the Congress become democratic with super majorities in both houses, the overall benefit to America will outweigh the cost…

Still, it is one hell of a cost.