This is from President Obama’s State of the Union address last night:

“But to create more of these clean energy jobs, we need more production, more efficiency, more incentives. And that means building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country. It means making tough decisions about opening new offshore areas for oil and gas development. It means continued investment in advanced biofuels and clean coal technologies. And yes, it means passing a comprehensive energy and climate bill with incentives that will finally make clean energy the profitable kind of energy in America.”

So the question is, what does “It means making tough decisions about opening new offshore areas for oil and gas development” mean? Is it a tough decision when you say yes, or when you say no?

Stay tuned.