Drill Oil NOW

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Knownothing, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    I am the only one down with this. Seems like everyone is drilling our oil off our coasts except the United States because of the enviromentalists.

    I am for drilling in Alaska with boundries and rules against killing the wildlife and ruining the scenery up there.


    I know Newt has a petition on his web site trying to get us to dril.

    What do you all think?
     
  2. The_Architect

    The_Architect Well-Known Member

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    Huh? Isn't that the point?
     
  3. wartknight

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    I'm cool with walking.
     
  5. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

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    With 4.00 gas I imagine the # opposed to it might be dwindling.
     
  6. snowcraig2.0

    snowcraig2.0 Well-Known Member

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    See my post yesterday.

    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/politics/30265-drill-here-drill-now.html
     
  7. drmwevr08

    drmwevr08 Well-Known Member

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    I'm actually ok with 4 dollar gas provided it gets people thinking more seriously about 1) driving less 2)other energy sources 3) developing in a less auto oriented manner.
     
  8. snowcraig2.0

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    That is great, but there are many people who can't afford it.
     
  9. SpokaneCY

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    DRILL HERE, DRILL NOW, DRILL OFTEN!
     
  10. LindenCy

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    Love the Oregon Trail avatar.
     
  11. SpokaneCY

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    As a utility employee who deals with natty gas,

    there IS a shortage of drilling equipment in the states as well as experienced folks simply because our nation has put so much off-limits.
     
  12. drmwevr08

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    I feel for those people but I'm not about to vote for continued cheap oil for those folks (and everyone else) at the expense of larger future problems. At 4 bucks most people CAN afford it if they change their habbits some. Thats kind of the point, actually.
     
  13. tigershoops31

    tigershoops31 Well-Known Member

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    True but there are people that have to commute to work and really don't have much of a choice. I switched school districts last year and the commute was part of it. I went from 30-40 minutes each way to 5. Now it's looking like a great move money-wise too with the costs of driving going through the roof.
     
  14. snowcraig2.0

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    I agree with you in principal, but you are going to hurt many people with this strategy in the short term.
     
  15. ISUonthemove

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    Some people seem to think it's only the price of gas that is going up. :skeptical:

    Drill, drill, drill. A lot of people say we have enough to sustain us for 200-300 years. Heck even if it's just 50-100 years, that should be plenty of time to find another energy source.
     
  16. joefrog

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    Trust me, I have been all over ANWR, there is no threat to wildlife there. The place is huge, and there is hardly any wildlife. What is interesting is the wildlife, well they like to congregate near the people. When you get close to Prudhoe bay, all of a sudden the caribou and other animals pop up close to the people. It is weird.

    I am all for expanding domestic oil production, and am aware that $4 gas really hurts those who are poorer and have to commute for 2 jobs. I also agree that as gas gets higher, there is more incentive for innovation and conservation, which are also good things.
     
  17. AIT

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    I think we're to the point where hurting people is unavoidable. High gas prices will hurt people now. Kicking the ball down the road will result in high gas prices and more pain later when the oil gets harder to find.
     
  18. dosry5

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    I can afford it at 4 bucks. I'll have to change my lifestyle more at 5 bucks. Beyond that, it's scary. Me? I'm okay with drilling right through a polar bear up in Alaska to get to our own oil.
     
  19. ISUFan22

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    Sacrifice the long term to benefit the short term? Seems rather short sited and certainly not proactive.

    But then again, proactive regarding our energy sources kind of went out the window years ago.
     
  20. brianhos

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    $4 gas is the means to a better future, you have to feel some pain for anyone to make any changes. Time to start moving closer to work, time to start driving small cars, I still drive by 2 car dealers in Ankeny every day, and the lots are still FULL of SUV's. Americans have no patience for conservation.
     

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