Discussion in 'Politics' started by healthmyths, Nov 15, 2011.
This should show the hysterical anti-drilling gaggle how ridiculous their apoplectic concerns are so blown out of proportion!
The hypocrisy of this anti-drilling group is so glaring when you watch anti-drilling crowds at the end of their protests.. getting into their cars!
Where do these idiots think the gas that powers their cars come from?
In my HS days (79-81) I'd sometimes walk to school and the route took me by this one Oil pump in Signal Hill, California that was right on the edge of a parking lot.
I never saw, heard or read about any oil spill from it.
It's ridiculous but we have made some, albeit dreadfully slow, progress. It wasn't all that long ago that whenever the ANWR subject came up on the tube the lamestreamers would show video of beautiful forests, mountain vistas, and pristine rivers and lakes rather than the virtual moonscape of the proposed drilling area.
Well, come a bit more than a year from now we'll likely be able to finally make some progress when the dims are kicked to the sidelines in the Senate and an even more House seats come the right way.
And think about the pipeline Obama halted.
That 700,000 barrels a day will probably be shipped in 1 million barrel tankers now to China!
Based on the 2,147 mile length at any one time there will be less then 326 barrels or 13,000 gallons per mile. Or 3 gals per foot!
AND at $100/barrel.. I'm not sure ANYONE wants to see millions of dollars spewed on the ground!
But once again...hysteria trumps logic, common sense!
Harper told reporters, "This does underscore the necessity of Canada making sure that we are able to access Asian markets for our energy products."
Canada Will Sell Oil To China If US Keeps Delaying The Pipeline - Business Insider
And who would blame Canada? At $100/barrel in one year this is over $25 billion!
Prime Minister Harper is very aware as is the Premier of Alberta that this situation has been brought about by Obama's administration playing politics.
Trans Canada has been more than willing to negotiate with Nebraska for example over various routes that would be more palatable and environmentally sound.
But hey, to keep Darryl Hannah and other enviro whackos happy right from the get go Obama forfiets sp? an approximated 20,000 construction jobs. More of course would be generated with secondary industries benefitting from the increased work force along the pipeline.
He only wants to be re - elected.
Can anyone name me one aquifer that was polluted by an oil pipeline?
I bet not.
Over 110 million gallons in 20 years!
Two Decades of Spills - Graphic - NYTimes.com
BIG frigging Deal! One TANKER at 1 million barrels equals almost half the total spilled in 20 years!
So that's what would happen if China buys 700,000 barrels a day!
Which aquifer was polluted?
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