Friday, June 13, 2008

Drill Here, Drill Now?

As if the politicians that represent us aren't, in general, dumb enough, I have to see Chuck Norris trying to influence people on Youtube and speaking on Fox News too? Not that I'd ever watch Fox News to begin with unless of course I desperately needed to know what Britney Spires is up to. Seeing things like this reminds me of the movie "Idiocracy". It feels like we're already in the future, watering our crops with Gatorade... you'd have to see the movie to get it.

Orange County Oil RigDrilling 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?

EVRAV4If 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.


Written by, Evan T. Little

Realtor®, EcoBroker®
Volkl Investments Inc.
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Going "Green" in Orange County
Orange County, CA Community
Real Estate in Orange County, CA

1 comment:

Green Tallahassee said...

greetings from Green Tallahassee--you know the state where our "green governor," the one with the solar panels on the Governor's mansion, recently changed his position about exploratory drilling off the coast of our pristine beaches. It remains to be seen if the citizens of the Sunshine State allow this to happen. All at the same time, we are touting our ground breaking for LEED certified state office buildings.