The Climate DeskAmanda LittleAmanda LittleAlison Stewart of PBS’s Need to Know speaks with Amanda Little, a Grist contributor and self-proclaimed “pro-drilling environmentalist.” Little describes her personal experience on an offshore oil rig, her argument for continuing offshore drilling, and her optimistic belief that American ingenuity can solve our energy problems. Little is the author of Power Trip: From Oil Wells to Solar Cells — Our Ride to the Renewable Future.

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This story was produced by PBS: Need to Know for the Climate Desk collaboration.