Do you believe in drilling?

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    It's like saying if everyone on the Titanic had simply started bailing she wouldn't have gone down.

    Even if we produced every bit of oil under American soil, every drop, we would still import over half the the oil we use.

    All renewed drilling would accomplish is to delay the day of reckoning by a few years at best. And in the meantime, we cede leadership in the technologies of the future.

    The truth is, the idea of drilling for oil as an answer to our energy needs is only good for the bumper sticker makers.
     
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    1. Lie.
    2. Pot meet kettle.
     
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    Ok, what percentage would we still import? Are you claiming that if the "damn environmentalists" would just let the multi national corporations drill where ever they wished that we would not have to import any oil?
     
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    Zero.

    Damn straight.
     
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    Really think so?
     
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    I agree. I'm not totally against drilling for off-shore oil but thinking that is anything but a short-term solution isn't being realistic. IMO. We need to let oil companies go after this oil without pushing them into it and concentrate on other energy resources.
     
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    If you guys want to have honest debate about this, then stop talking out of your asses and find some real UNBIASED numbers.

    Numbers like how many barrels of oil do we we consumer in a year? How many barrels of oil do we currently know are in the ground?

    This of course assumes that everything remained status quo, that is the percentage of homes using solar panels will remain the same and the percentage of automobiles running on gas will remain the same, etc.
     
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    If you think I'm talking through my ass what's the point?:confused: I made a case aginst drilling for off-shore oil versus conservation in another thread but that might be biased because it used Department of Energy figures.
     
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    Do you deny that we are importing almost 70% of the oil we burn? Do you really think that is because there is that much under American soil and we're just not allowing oil companies to drill for it? Do I really have to go search for facts and figures only for you to deny them anyway? Do you think that oil deposits can't be pumped dry? Would oil companies go half way around the world for their raw materials if they were sitting on top of it?

    Just proves, common sense isn't all that common.
     
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    We import 12 Million barrels a day, or 60% of all the oil we use. Yes Drilling could replace it all, eventually.
     
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