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    Schwarzenegger withdraws support for offshore drilling

    Excerpted from “Schwarzenegger withdraws support for offshore drilling” By Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau, San Francisco Chronicle, Monday, May 3, 2010
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today withdrew his support for a plan he championed to allow new offshore oil drilling off Santa Barbara County, citing the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Schwarzenegger, whose administration as recently as Friday defended the proposed Tranquillon Ridge offshore drilling project, said images of the spill in the Gulf changed his mind. …
    “As a member of the State Lands Commission who voted against the project last year, I am saddened that it took a tragic and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to remind us how important it is that we continue to protect California's shores and our multi-billion dollar coastal and port economies.” — State Controller John Chiang, who sits on the Lands Commission†

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    Re: Schwarzenegger withdraws support for offshore drilling

    There a bunch of people in Louisiana who are no longer thrilled about offshore drilling either. Funny how that works.
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    Re: Schwarzenegger withdraws support for offshore drilling

    I do not blame him it would be trying to get support to build another nuclear power plant right after the Chernobyl disaster.Grant it oil is probably easier to clean up a **** load of oil, but the fears of the enviro-wackos came true regarding off shore oil drilling and this wasn't some oil rig ran by some ****hole communist regime.
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    Re: Schwarzenegger withdraws support for offshore drilling

    I agree jamesrage it like supporting something after a big disaster hit. I mean seriously that would be political suicide in my mind. I just doubt we will have many off shore drilling movements any time soon after what happen in Louisiana. In my opinion it is political suicide to do something like that.

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    Re: Schwarzenegger withdraws support for offshore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    I agree jamesrage it like supporting something after a big disaster hit. I mean seriously that would be political suicide in my mind. I just doubt we will have many off shore drilling movements any time soon after what happen in Louisiana. In my opinion it is political suicide to do something like that.
    It's because the opponents only need to play a single video showing the disaster and ask, "Is having gas 5 cents a gallon cheaper worth the cost?". Debate over. No drilling in my backyard. Thanks. I'll pay more for oil. No sweat.
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    Re: Schwarzenegger withdraws support for offshore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    It's because the opponents only need to play a single video showing the disaster and ask, "Is having gas 5 cents a gallon cheaper worth the cost?". Debate over. No drilling in my backyard. Thanks. I'll pay more for oil. No sweat.
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    Re: Schwarzenegger withdraws support for offshore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    It's because the opponents only need to play a single video showing the disaster and ask, "Is having gas 5 cents a gallon cheaper worth the cost?". Debate over. No drilling in my backyard. Thanks. I'll pay more for oil. No sweat.
    Well, get ready for $4 gas at a store near you soon.

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    Re: Schwarzenegger withdraws support for offshore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    It's because the opponents only need to play a single video showing the disaster and ask, "Is having gas 5 cents a gallon cheaper worth the cost?". Debate over. No drilling in my backyard. Thanks. I'll pay more for oil. No sweat.
    What this boils down to is what it has always boiled down to. A lot of people want drilling, refineries, and everything that goes along with it. They just don't want it in their own back yards. As long as it is in someone else's, they are cool with it. But is drilling really all that dangerous? In comparison to sending our money out to terrorist regimes in the Middle East, drilling may be a less dangerous option.
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    Re: Schwarzenegger withdraws support for offshore drilling

    Schwarzenegger is a Kennedy. He hates America and the very thought of American energy independence gives him the leaping heebie-jeebies, and the though that California might address it's foolish budget shortfalls by drilling for black gold is almost as scary to him as cutting the crazy spending.

    The little mishap in the Gulf was caused by the failure to use proper back-up well shut-offs, and it's not sane to halt new drilling because old drilling failed to use established safety equipment.

    Not to mention that the Messiah, Schwarzie's pal in Washington, already took the California coast off the "drill here" list because there's known to be plenty of oil off the shore of California. The Messiah doesn't want the US to stop funding his terrorist buddies in the Middle East by drilling our own oil instead.

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    Re: Schwarzenegger withdraws support for offshore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    It's because the opponents only need to play a single video showing the disaster and ask, "Is having gas 5 cents a gallon cheaper worth the cost?". Debate over. No drilling in my backyard. Thanks. I'll pay more for oil. No sweat.

    I'll vote "yes". Drill here, drill now, and I'll happily sail my boat around the new rigs, just like I do now with the old platforms off Seal Beach.

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