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#1 13 years ago

New Wave of Oil Drilling

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=2026&e=6&u=/latimests/newwaveofoildrilling

The maneuvering comes as Congress grapples with broad energy legislation intended to increase domestic supplies of oil and natural gas. Propelled by sizzling energy prices, the Senate and House of Representatives have passed separate measures that lift the federal moratorium on drilling in part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, commonly known as ANWR. The legislation deals only tangentially with offshore oil drilling, but opponents worry that near-record energy costs could create enough momentum to soften long-standing prohibitions on drilling in the waters off California and parts of the Atlantic Seaboard and Gulf of Mexico.
Californians' sensitivity was heightened by the 1969 oil well blowout off Santa Barbara and resulting oil spill that fouled Southern California beaches.

Bush says that we should use more domestic sources, yet he also appeals to Saudi Arabia, asking for "reasonable gas prices"?

That sounds contradictory to me... :uhm:




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#2 13 years ago

californa is a beuitful place he shouldnt ruin it with oil drilling




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*Warning Rant* oh jeez, here we go again...this is the problem with today's society in regards to oil and fuel. Congress seems to think that by drilling for more oil it will not only reduce gas prices, but also solve our problem. That is WAY far away from the truth. The truth is, Americans have gotten away from high gas prices for around 20-30 years, now it hits us and just like eith terrorisim, the government reacts with an unscrupulous lack of thought. You can't eliminate a lack of resources by producing more, yet countries still insist. Here we will be out of oil by 2045 at the latest, factor in America's prospect of overhauling production and china's growing economy/population and you now have somewhere around 2020 or 2025. The solution is not to drill more, its to develop new alternatives for fuel. Fossil fuels are out, nuclear power is way too dangerous for cars, and a couple other ideas are ludicrous. Now we need to focus on developing cars that run on Hydrogen in the long-run and Ethanol for the short term. American's aren't going to give up cars that easily, but will be forced to when gas prices hit over $5.00 per gallon. also, destroying wilderness preserves for the sake of oil does more harm than good in the long run...




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#4 13 years ago

well said i commend you




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#5 13 years ago

Well thats what happens when you spend a year researching peak oil. lol. Thanks.




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Phoenix_22*Warning Rant* oh jeez, here we go again...this is the problem with today's society in regards to oil and fuel. Congress seems to think that by drilling for more oil it will not only reduce gas prices, but also solve our problem. That is WAY far away from the truth. The truth is, Americans have gotten away from high gas prices for around 20-30 years, now it hits us and just like eith terrorisim, the government reacts with an unscrupulous lack of thought. You can't eliminate a lack of resources by producing more, yet countries still insist. Here we will be out of oil by 2045 at the latest, factor in America's prospect of overhauling production and china's growing economy/population and you now have somewhere around 2020 or 2025. The solution is not to drill more, its to develop new alternatives for fuel. Fossil fuels are out, nuclear power is way too dangerous for cars, and a couple other ideas are ludicrous. Now we need to focus on developing cars that run on Hydrogen in the long-run and Ethanol for the short term. American's aren't going to give up cars that easily, but will be forced to when gas prices hit over $5.00 per gallon. also, destroying wilderness preserves for the sake of oil does more harm than good in the long run...

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#7 13 years ago
Phoenix_22American's aren't going to give up cars that easily, but will be forced to when gas prices hit over $5.00 per gallon.

I doubt that. The price of petrol round my way works out about 5USD/gallon.




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#8 13 years ago
nowheremancaliforna is a beuitful place he shouldnt ruin it with oil drilling

The drilling would be in the water, not the actual mainland.

I think we need to stop hunting for more oil and start engaging in hydrogen power. This is as good a time and as good an excuse as any.




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#9 13 years ago

Well, yes, any kind of case like this would butcher a celebrities' career for good. It is not right however, to throw someone in jail untried, even if they are obviously guilty. Here, people are inncent until proven guilty by facts, not what people belive about the person.




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#10 13 years ago
Big {Daddy}I doubt that. The price of petrol round my way works out about 5USD/gallon.

True, but you have the UK has a generally good public transportation system, not to mention most live closer to cities...here in america we have a very bad public transportation system, that isn't very adequate to our needs.