View Poll Results: Would you trade another thirty years of drilling for the rest of the gulf coast?

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    A fail safe system may boost the oil cost to $1,000 per barrel...I can say this as the clean up cost is unknown, it may run into the trillions of $$$$$$$$$$$.

    A failsafe system won't boost the cost of oil much at all, if any, because the oil companies make enough money to offset the costs. Shortages will boost the cost of oil. We don't produce much of what we use. We do refine much of what we use. The damages here (and this is catastrophic imo) will be to the fishing industry, the restaurant industry, the loss of sea life, the loss of beaches and tourism, and probably in the Gulf coast real estate/business sectors. That being said, if I ran or owned an oil drilling or refining company, you can be damn sure I would take every safeguard possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    ASolar and wind energy are now feasible when oil is more than, I'd guess, $50 per barrel..
    The problem with solar and wind is that you can't drive cars powered this way, and automobiles are the largest single user of oil resources in this country (last I read).

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Nuclear energy is still inexpensive, why would Europe be using so much of this??
    Europe does because they know it's a viable resource, and they don't seem to have as many people opposed to nuclear as we have here. People hear the word nuclear in this country, and they get a little freaked out (for whatever reason). The biggest problem with nuclear is waste storage.

    I'm all for clean and alternative, but it will not be less expensive, and it won't be more efficient. If we ever really truly go clean and green, regular people like you and me will have to accept a less luxurious and more sensible lifestyle. The problem with Americans is that we want to have everything, but we don't want to give up anything. I can. Can you?
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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    I thought I offered four choices.

    But, you are welcome to say other if you wish. I have no preoblem with that unlike some polls here on the forum.
    And, you didnt answer my question.

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Wouldn't it be a lot better and cheaper to seek safer energy sources?
    That would be nice, but it's not reality. There's two problems we are going to come up against with this idea. 1) It's not cheap, and it's not convertible to using for transportation (yet). 2) Our government makes a sh*tload of money off the oil industry.
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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    I don't like nuclear because they make profitable targets for terrorist.
    Ya see? That's the problem. Everyone wants to bitch and moan about energy, but they don't want to pay the price, either with their money or with their lifestyles.
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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    They have the technology, they say had the booms been in place 95% of the spilll could have been contained.
    Why weren't they?
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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Why weren't they?


    Failures of 3 count em 3 administrations to follow through with the 1994 contigency plan. It's almost damn criminal that we had the technology but failed to implement it in 16 years.
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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Ok... and... this means that the oil you saw -had- to come from a rig and -could not have- come from somwhere else... how?
    I've caught plenty of globs around the oil rigs just not as much as the ship channels. What's the difference where the heck they came from? It's filthy crude oil.

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    What's the difference where the heck they came from? It's filthy crude oil.
    I think we should have a poll voting on whether or not LiberalAvenger should immediately cease and desist from using any product made from petroleum products. You'll love living out in the woods, off the land. Farming is fun.
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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    I've caught plenty of globs around the oil rigs just not as much as the ship channels. What's the difference where the heck they came from? It's filthy crude oil.
    So, you cannot say for certain where the oil globs come from, you simply choose to blame the oil rigs. Good enough.

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Wouldn't it be better to simply install the necessary safety gear this rig lacked so the preventable accident will be prevented next time, and thus restore access to safe and cheap oil?
    Only when you know what if anything was missing from this rig, can you in all honesty pose such a ridiculous statement.
    It is entirely possible that all safety equipment was on board, the blow out could and IMO possibly was caused by something other than faulty of not on board safety equipment.

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