"Drill baby drill"-- Cuba will-- 60 miles off Florida!!

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    You idiots that are SO against "drill baby drill" in U.S.A. waters consider the below if you want Cuba with little or no experience and will enthusiastically control any oil spill of U.S.A. coast!

    U.S. officials are trying to make sure the American coastline will be protected as Cuba begins drilling a deep water oil well later this year about 60 miles off the Florida Keys If Repsol's Cuba well, which is in slightly deeper water, experienced a blowout, the well could gush oil into the Straits of Florida, where it would be carried by the Gulfstream currents up the East Coast.

    Neither of the two companies that developed capping capability has U.S. government permission to operate in Cuba.

    U.S. Will Inspect Cuban Deep Water Oil Well - WSJ.com
     
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    (emphasis mine)
    That is the nonsensical fault of US government policy.
     
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    Been saying this for months.But the EPA is so far up our asses , says we cant drill because of the environment. So, if Cuba drills there and there is a spill I guess none will go to our shores. The EPA sucks and needs to be reformed bad. I am not saying it should be done away with but they need a huge CUT in their policies.
     
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    Didn't the Republicans already use this canard about two years ago?

    Seriously, they need to get new material. Simply recycling the same old bullshit is getting tiresome.
     
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    And the crewmen on the tankers carrying that oil won't be singing any refrains from "Do you know the way to San Jose..", it'll be Beijing, baby, Beijing. Chicomm oil for Chicomm aircraft carriers, Chicomm landing craft, Chicomm military jeeps, Chicomm jet fighters. Meanwhle, backhome Barry and co will be trying to figure out how to power the F35 Raptor with some surplus Solyndra solar panels.
     
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    The Chinese are already slant drilling outside territorial waters for the oil off Florida.

    Here we have oil that we aren't going after and yet we will stand by and let China and Cuba go drill for it??

    Our leaders are idiots..
     
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    Hey... which is safer .. Drilling in 35,000 Feet of water or on dry land?
    Here is an even easier question..
    Which is easier drilling in 200 feet of water or 5,000 feet?
    Known USA reserves: 6.5 Trillion barrels.
    2.8 billion in 100 feet or less off Gulf coast
    .3 billion in Virginia
    10.0 billion in Alaska National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) Alaska Oil Anwar
    If oil is discovered, less than 2000 acres of the Coastal Plain would be affected.
    500.0 billion in Bakken Formation
    6,000.0 billion barrels of oil equivalent. America's total oil shale resources

    6.513.1 Trillion BARRELS
    U.S. HAS MASSIVE OIL

    At 60 dollars / barrel.. we have $390 trillion energy independence and we let Cuba drill and tell Brazil we'll be their best customer!
    How insane is that?
    The best safety technology in the world drilling in less then 100 feet and dry land and
    idiots let Cuba drill??? Where are the protests???
     
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    When you have absolutely NO IDEA about oil, American energy policy, and what is possible, then please, it would be much better if you would just remain silent. You're dismissal of this shows an incredible lack of knowledge and understanding. Oklahoma IS oil and gas. I have 15 pump jacks on my ranch. Several of my very close friends are small, independent oil men and every time we speak about the energy policy of the current administration, it's like talking about the most ignorant people on the planet.

    IF the pipeline between the oil sands in Canada and the refineries on the Gulf were approved tomorrow, you would see an immediate creation of AT LEAST 1.2 MILLION well paying jobs. Additionally, American energy independence would be helped along the way. But no. And I don't understand why lefties do not embrace this sort of thing.

    What is happening is a debacle. And the left fiddles while America burns...
     
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    There is a lot less oil there than you imagine. Our economy needs a lot more help than drilling for oil. It's not just about finding something to burn.
     
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    Really? A lot LESS than I imagine. And despite all of the experts, YOU KNOW THIS? The tar sands in Utah, the oil sands in Canada, the deposits in ANWR, not to mention the reserves sitting less than 100 miless off shore and you say, despite everything that is published in every industry magazine that says otherwise, you KNOW this. Wow, I get a new perspective everyday...

    And they villified Cheney because he brought in industry experts to help define energy policy. So, in the left's world, they would ask people like the Reverend Sharpton to define oil and energy policy...

    Lord, help us... please... common sense is completely GONE.
     

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