Drilling anywhere else nationally, whether it's a preserve or not, makes terrible short term sense and catastrophic long term sense. This is, ONCE AGAIN, smoke and mirrors. The battle drums are rumbling down at the pumps instead of ground zero. Corporate greed is trying to drag US tax paying, oil junkies into another scam.
The answer to high oil prices is, SURPRISINGLY, higher oil prices. Our anger towards high prices at the pump should go towards a higher National MPG standard, more electric hybrids, efficient diesel that can run on bio-fuels and of course... ELECTRIC VEHICLES! Rethinking the way we travel and live will be addressed as well.
In late 2007, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards received their first overhaul in more than 30 years. On December 19, President Bush signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which requires in part that automakers boost fleetwide gas mileage to 35 mpg by the year 2020... Pathetic, right?
If Earth was financial statement, you'd see that we're living WAY beyond our means. I'm not talking about global warming either. I'm simply trying to express that the cheap energy that the U.S. has enjoyed in the recent past, can no longer exist. There is a finite amount of oil, coal, natural gas and uranium on this planet and we've peaked in discovery around the world. Countries like India, China, Dubai and financial speculators are also responsible for the recent spike in price. U.S. baby boomers have enjoyed cheap, unsustainable energy for a long time, but now there's too many kids around the cookie jar without enough cookies to go around.
DO NOT SUPPORT NEW DRILLING
Written by, Evan T. Little
Volkl Investments Inc.
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Going "Green" in Orange County
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