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Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Senate Votes to Allow Oil-Drilling in Alaska Story dated 16 March 2005
"Amid the backdrop of soaring oil and gasoline prices, a sharply divided Senate on Wednesday voted to open the ecologically rich Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling, delivering a major energy policy win for President Bush." This is good. In my opinion, people are more important than wildlife and the human cost is becoming too high to maintain security in the Middle East. We need to become self-sufficient by producing our own oil and just tell all those petty tyrants in the Middle East to play among themselves, without U.S. subsidies. The phrase 'ecologically rich' used to describe ANWR is misleading. It is covered by ice most of the year and the drilling would only affect a very small portion of it (imagine a postage stamp on the corner of your living room carpet). And caribou like oil pipelines; they help them keep warm. If you don't believe me, feel free to look it up yourself.
My support for oil exploration within the U.S. aside, it is my belief that a Solar Energy Production Satellite would be much more beneficial to us in the long run. See my article describing SEPS for more information. _____________________________________________
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