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Thread #91008 Message #1729065
Posted By: Anonny Mouse
27-Apr-06 - 04:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
Subject: RE: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
Sorry--but IMHO they ARE. Geez--you don't see threads about the many miscarriages in Moose, or squirrels--which have become plague spreaders (they are nothing but cute, longtailed RATS!!!). Get with it. So--you think all of this should be precious, untouched, what...wilderness? There will still be PLENTY of that (last I read about 95-versus 5%). So Sorcha, c'mon. You have any kids? I do! I can barely figure out how to send them to college without bankrupting my wife and me. Is OIL a part of that?? You bet yer damn life it is!
Let me tell you this: I worked for the National Parks Dept., EPA, and many other well-intentioned Environmental firms (even one that sent me to Saudi Arabia 3 years ago because of data needed for the continuing pollution of air and water from that asshole Hussein, who set the wells on fire. Think that is ancient history? It ISN'T!!). Hussein did more to pollute the world's air than 500 oil wells in ANWR. I was involved in the uploading of data to Saudi computer experts on what was and wasn't "safe" yet--believe me--you won't read it in the papers--but the problem still exists!)
I digress: drilling in ANWR, if properly done (which it WOULD BE) by those who are far more evironmentally estute than the idiots you will read treatises from!) will only serve to be a stop-gap between an oil-based, and electronic based transportation system. I say DRILL NOW...and as for Bullwinkel, he will SURVIVE and then some. We're only talking of less than 100 square miles. You realize how MUCh is up there??? Millions. Get real, Sorcha. You are ill-informed.