Here's a scary sight: All the areas in light to dark blue (approximately 85% of our marine area) would be open to oil concessions if the Government of Belize legislates to protect only the areas shaded in red (the Belize Barrier Reef and World Heritage Sites). This is why Belizeans deserve to have a clear, legislated position on offshore oil; laws are more difficult to change than policies. The position on offshore oil should be law.