You offer a false choice. I would rather see us wean off of fossil fuels for many reasons and adopt new technologies as we should have 30 years ago.
The external costs of Fossil Fuel production & usage imposed upon all of us, our environment, & our children are not taken into account by the profiteers victimizing us. External costs result in Market Failure. The Market Economy over produces goods as a result of this under-pricing, creating inefficientcies, making the profiteers - 'free riders' in market terms.
This under-pricing makes fossil fuels look like a bargain when comparing to costs of other fuels/technologies. This not only results in Market Failure, but also in faulty policy & personal decisions. Helping noone except for the 'free riding' profiteers and their consrvative, shrill, shills.
These conservatives just lead us from 1 disaster to the next all in service of their rich overloards. What's next - we lose a city due to a Nuke disaster from cuts in regulation. We all know where they want to lead us with Global Warming.
When conservatives say Spill, Baby, Spill, we should just say 'Oh no you don't'. Not without common sense.
Even Amazon Natives living in jungles in Brazil - much smarter than conservatives & with higher level of values - require fail safe devices on oil rigs before issuing drilling permits. Lookout Gulf Coast - the Exxon Valdez mess STILL is not cleaned up or paid for - more conservative approaches to 'revenue neutral'.
If we must drill it should be under the strictest conditions in areas that will not kill the livings and lifestyles of millions of people.
And external costs should be factored in to the price of these fossil fuels.