While the debate over expanded offshore drilling continues in Washington, it turns out that individual states have the final say. And guess what; most of them either aren’t interested in drilling off their shores or have little-to-no potential oil to offer.So I say go ahead and lift the ban. It’s not going to do anything at all for the price of gasoline but it gets the silliness off the political table and will stop the ridiculous demagoguery by the usual (Republican) suspects. In the end, there will be little drilling because there isn’t much to drill for and the local states have minimal interest in the undertaking anyway. The whole issue will die and we can move forward with real solutions to our energy needs.