That's why beginning to transition now to alternatives will be so important to our future economy, and it can be a source of jobs so this helps on several fronts.
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Oooooooohhhh, one whole billion dollars. I'm just all giddy, got a tingle up my leg. Hope and change.
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The other advantage to drilling is it creates jobs, creates wealth for individuals which stimulates growth AND it provides royalties where the resources are govt controlled. There simply is no reason not to drill so long as its doesnt harm others.