House OK's Offshore Drilling

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    The House has approved offshore drilling. It is about time. We have lots of oil sitting out there so lets go get it

    While we are at it, lets build new refineries and tell the Arabs to sit on their oil rigs and rotate
     
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    and get rid of the special blends, and open more refineries.
     
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    We may as well get it before China does. Too few refineries--big problem.
     
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    Yes, we need to double the amount of refineries. Lets punmp the oil, refine it, and deliver it.

    Libs will rant and rave about this. I have come to the conclusion anything libs get upset about has to be good for the economy and good for America.

    Excuse me while I turn up the A/C
     
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    We need to forget about easy oil. Its either gone or in the Middle East. We need to: produce oil from Colorado oil shale http://www.usmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20181&highlight=shale, Canadian tar sands, build nuclear power plants, produce hydrogen and electric cars. The Bush Admin has shown poor energy policy leadership. US energy policy (from at least 1970 forward) has lead to very severe problems, such as: $3.35 per gallon gas, dependency on unstable oil sources, funding of our enemies (e.g., Iran), not to mention obscene $400 million dollar bonuses to bloated oil execs (the Chairman of Exxon-Mobil) who could care less that middle class working people are getting their budgets pounded by gas prices.
     
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    I think we should be using all available assets. I don't necessarily disagree about the admininstration's policies, lord knows. However, I do not think it was GW that ok'd the bonuses, nor do I think the price of gasoline profits are excessive. Do I wish they were lower? Sure. Then again, I wish a loaf of bread were under a buck and milk was back to 1.09 per gallon.
     
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    Why?
     
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    What may be good for America isnt necessarily good for the Planet. You know the thing we live on. :dunno:


     
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    T-bore, you forgot the 'e'...
     
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    Let's just talk about oil production. Regardless of what you believe in regards to peak oil, production in the United States is on the decline. There is evidence to believe that with increasing demand oil prices are going to go up, and up and up.

    The responsible alternative to oil and gas, is nuclear. Lets get over the environmental bs hype, and build more nuke plants. The technology has come a long way since Three Mile Island. Its time to wean ourselves off, and nuclear is the way.
     
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