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

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Most of the pro oil people are saying that "well, we only had one accident in 30 years" (which I believe is an outright lie).

    Wouldn't it be a lot better and cheaper to seek safer energy sources?
    If there were better energy sources, you wouldn't need to ask this question.
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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    If there were better energy sources, you wouldn't need to ask this question.
    There isn't an equal because the infrastructure is not there IMO.

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    There isn't an equal because the infrastructure is not there IMO.
    That is true but alternative energy doesn't hold a candle to oil.
    It's still relatively cheap, abundant and the technology to extract it, is well developed.

    Not to mention that oil and it's by products are very energy dense compared to any of the alternatives.
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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    There isn't an equal because the infrastructure is not there IMO.
    What other source of energy has a better energy-density than oil?

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    What other source of energy has a better energy-density than oil?
    Well, that's easy.

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Well, that's easy.
    Methane?
    Try again.

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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Most of the pro oil people are saying that "well, we only had one accident in 30 years" (which I believe is an outright lie).

    Wouldn't it be a lot better and cheaper to seek safer energy sources?
    I first supported off shore oil drilling, I was under the impression that in a worst case scenario that they would do a better job of plugging the leak. However this worst case scenario proved that they can not handle it. I still support drilling in Alaska, it shouldn't be that hard to plug a leak above ground.
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    Re: Off shore drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I first supported off shore oil drilling, I was under the impression that in a worst case scenario that they would do a better job of plugging the leak. However this worst case scenario proved that they can not handle it. I still support drilling in Alaska, it shouldn't be that hard to plug a leak above ground.
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    Re: Off shore drilling

    The problem though is, even if the US doesn't off shore drill in the Gulf Coast other countries (like Cuba, China, and Venezuela) are, and I am 99% certain that their safety standards on oil rigs aren't as good as ours. We will still have potential spill threats from other countries' oil rigs. Either we force everyone out or we suck it all up before they can get to it

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