View Poll Results: Additional domestic drilling will reduce oil prices

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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    I dont see how not drilling here, creating jobs for americans and helping american corps hurts the environment more that obama going to brazil and pushing them to drill for oil and we will be their customers, to me thats so freaking absurd. Whats the environment only around the USA ? Allow domestic drilling right now, its just damn common sense...

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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    an excellent point - the ecological damage done by drilling overseas is generally much higher than the drilling done here in the states.

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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    an excellent point - the ecological damage done by drilling overseas is generally much higher than the drilling done here in the states.
    Thats the point I dont get about our enviromental frenziests..the environment is just that the environment, its not just the USAs environment...Obama is admitting to the need for more oil sources by going to brazil...but he wont do it here...assinine

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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I say we move away from oil all together, I thinks its a bit too soon for this.and focus on new energy sources.
    Some credit must be giving to the oil companies - in that they do know what they are doing, but, of course, not perfectly. We must work with them..The level of importance is "national security".
    However, the price will continue to rise, placing other forms on a level "playing field"....
    In the future, the burning of oil will be prohibited.

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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    I dont see how not drilling here, creating jobs for americans and helping american corps hurts the environment more that obama going to brazil and pushing them to drill for oil and we will be their customers, to me thats so freaking absurd. Whats the environment only around the USA ? Allow domestic drilling right now, its just damn common sense...
    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Thats the point I dont get about our enviromental frenziests..the environment is just that the environment, its not just the USAs environment...Obama is admitting to the need for more oil sources by going to brazil...but he wont do it here...assinine

    Its only common sense because most people only care about the short gains and not the long term cost. The short term gain are a few jobs and maybe slightly lower gas prices. The long term cost is a depletion in reverses, enviormental damage (since the oils that is left is in risky areas,) etc. The oil that gettable in Brazil is easier to get than the oil left in the US. I personally am against the president giving money to other countries to grow their businesses, let the investors do that. However, it is less enviormentally costly to do it in Brazil because of where they will be getting their oil. The money is that is being given is to modernize their methods to also reduce the environmental cost.

    Also, you are forgetting where the Oil we have left actually is.

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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Thats the point I dont get about our enviromental frenziests..the environment is just that the environment, its not just the USAs environment...Obama is admitting to the need for more oil sources by going to brazil...but he wont do it here...assinine
    maybe it's just straight-up NIMBYism.

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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    when?


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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    OK, but why are we so damn slow to convert to other forms (geothermal, wind, solar, nuclear).
    Since Nixon first warned us of foreign energy dependence through every presidents warning since (except Reagan), we have made our priority short-term profits rather than long-term sustainability.

    And where is our "official energy strategy" ?
    What are our government people doing , other than sitting and arguing ?
    We have one party that is still more interested in short term profits than long term sustainability. 100% of that party just voted to continue tax subsidies to most profitable industry in the world.

    So solar is only partial, with a long pay-back....so what.
    Last year I purchase a 1.5 kw solar system warrented for 25 years, the payback period will be 7 years, after that, 18 years of free electricity.

    And we already know enough about energy efficient design that could be applied to our building construction, we've had this knowledge for centuries but it has not been widely used since Reagan scrapped Carter's energy plan.
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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Thats the point I dont get about our enviromental frenziests..the environment is just that the environment, its not just the USAs environment...Obama is admitting to the need for more oil sources by going to brazil...but he wont do it here...assinine
    What drilling here has Obama stopped?
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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    What drilling here has Obama stopped?
    perhaps you've heard of a place called "the gulf of Mexico", and a ban that was put into place?

    other than that though, the current administration hasn't really "stopped" drilling so much as it has stopped expansion.

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