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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    perhaps you've heard of a place called "the gulf of Mexico", and a ban that was put into place?
    LOL! Ah yes, the time traveling Obama strikes again when he went back in time and caused the largest off-shore drilling disaster in history.

    other than that though, the current administration hasn't really "stopped" drilling so much as it has stopped expansion.
    Where has Obama stopped expansion?
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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    LOL! Ah yes, the time traveling Obama strikes again when he went back in time and caused the largest off-shore drilling disaster in history.
    obama didn't cause the problem there - a long history of a foolish policy that forced the drills out beyond the safe reach of the technology did. if we had allowed closer drilling years ago, I agree, no disaster.

    Obama is only responsible for his response.

    Where has Obama stopped expansion?
    President Barack Obama will not be allowing new drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico for at least seven years...

    Obama Bans New Deep Water Drilling...

    As Gas Prices Rise, Obama Delays New Domestic Drilling...

    and so on and so forth.

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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    obama didn't cause the problem there - a long history of a foolish policy that forced the drills out beyond the safe reach of the technology did. if we had allowed closer drilling years ago, I agree, no disaster.

    Obama is only responsible for his response.
    Making sure it was safe to resume drilling after the worst off-shore drilling disaster in history was prudent for those of us concerned with safety.



    This is due to safety issues as well. From your own article:

    "Salazar said the seven-year ban is being imposed as a result of lessons learned from the April 20 explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf, which killed 11 people and triggered one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history.

    An estimated 4.9 million barrels (206 million gallons) of oil gushed into the Gulf before the broken well, 5,000 feet below the surface, was capped.

    There is a broader recognition of the need for a more "robust safety regime" and additional environmental analysis in the Gulf, Salazar told reporters.

    He dismissed concerns that the decision will seriously damage efforts to further develop domestic energy resources, noting that roughly 29 million acres already under leases in the Gulf have not yet been developed.

    Rep. Ed Markey, one of the most vocal BP critics in Congress, said the announcement shows the White House "has heeded the lessons of the BP disaster."

    "This plan will move America forward on a prudent path until we can ensure that when an oil company drills ultra-deep, it is ultra-safe," the Massachusetts Democrat said. "Opening up wide swaths of our coasts to oil drilling before we put the proper regulatory measures in place would have been a mistake."

    Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, said it is "good the president is listening to the people of Florida."

    This again was the temporary ban due to safety concerns following the worst oil disaster in history.

    LOL! This is simply an opinion blog from the RNC.
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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    Obama Didn't Stop Drilling!

    Yes he did, see, here are some examples.


    Well Those Don't Count Because He Claimed It Was For A Good Reason!


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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    Let's all go back to riding horses and make it a duty of all of congress to clean up the dung.

    Seriously, drilling will not hurt, it can only help. If we don't do something and soon, we will be in deep doo-doo.

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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Obama Didn't Stop Drilling!

    Yes he did, see, here are some examples.


    Well Those Don't Count Because He Claimed It Was For A Good Reason!

    Only a fool ignores safety issues when you have unnecessary loss of life.
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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by coolwalker View Post
    Let's all go back to riding horses and make it a duty of all of congress to clean up the dung.

    Seriously, drilling will not hurt, it can only help. If we don't do something and soon, we will be in deep doo-doo.
    I have no problem with drilling if people want to as long as it is done safely and is protective of the environment. Just keep in mind what the experts have said, it will not effect world oil prices becuase of the rate of growth of world consumption. So knock yourselves out if you want!
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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Only a fool ignores safety issues when you have unnecessary loss of life.
    if you want to reduce risk to the workers - let them drill closer to the shore or on land.

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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Speculation accounts for about a third of the price of oil. If we get serious about drilling more and becoming energy independent, speculation will be that there will be more oil in the future. The price will drop.
    From what I've read, there is something like 200 years worth of natural gas that is available through domestic drilling which is more than any OPEC nation has in oil. There are alternatives.

    And, imo, speculation ruins a supply and demand economy. It's ridiculous that speculators can gamble on how much oil might cost in the future. This distorts the market, and shouldn't be allowed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    Alternative energy investment is far too expensive and still has many unknowns. It will take a long time to even harness that energy and when it is I can only imagine how expensive it will be. We have enough oil for another 100+ years and need to depend on that as to not hurt families and businesses. An economic recession is a horrible time to begin a transfer in energy production.

    Sure we can work on it, but lets make sure we are in a situation where it can be done.
    The technology exists already, but those with interests in oil deny that the public would purchase such cars. Of course, that's silly. There's no reason why such technology couldn't be mass produced. (I'm not sure if this has already been mentioned, but it's very interesting):

    Cars that run on air

    Cars that run on water

    Cars that run on natural gas

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Making sure it was safe to resume drilling after the worst off-shore drilling disaster in history was prudent for those of us concerned with safety.





    This is due to safety issues as well. From your own article:

    "Salazar said the seven-year ban is being imposed as a result of lessons learned from the April 20 explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf, which killed 11 people and triggered one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history.

    An estimated 4.9 million barrels (206 million gallons) of oil gushed into the Gulf before the broken well, 5,000 feet below the surface, was capped.

    There is a broader recognition of the need for a more "robust safety regime" and additional environmental analysis in the Gulf, Salazar told reporters.

    He dismissed concerns that the decision will seriously damage efforts to further develop domestic energy resources, noting that roughly 29 million acres already under leases in the Gulf have not yet been developed.

    Rep. Ed Markey, one of the most vocal BP critics in Congress, said the announcement shows the White House "has heeded the lessons of the BP disaster."

    "This plan will move America forward on a prudent path until we can ensure that when an oil company drills ultra-deep, it is ultra-safe," the Massachusetts Democrat said. "Opening up wide swaths of our coasts to oil drilling before we put the proper regulatory measures in place would have been a mistake."

    Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, said it is "good the president is listening to the people of Florida."



    This again was the temporary ban due to safety concerns following the worst oil disaster in history.



    LOL! This is simply an opinion blog from the RNC.
    Unless I'm mistaken, the reason for the recent oil spill was negligence, similar to the Exxon spill in the 80s. I wonder if better regulations would make a difference if drilling were still allowed.
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    Re: Domestic Drilling

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You are only going to have so many short-term jobs for a declining product that is contributing to climate change. Much smarter to create jobs for the clean energy we will depend on in the future! We have to think long-term if we are to be able to compete in the future world markets.
    There is no long term, if our economy never recovers.

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