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Thread #91008   Message #1729091
Posted By: Rapparee
27-Apr-06 - 11:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
Subject: RE: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
I will give up my beaches. Of course, Idaho is pretty danged landlocked.

Let's say the powers that be said, "Drill the ANWR." Man, it would be three to five YEARS before the first barrel was produced if they started drilling this very minute.

You want oil? Why not develop the oil shales the US has? We could have oil flowing within 18 months to two years -- closer than the ANWR because the oil shales are all over the American west.

Know where most of the oil from the North Slope went, by the way? Japan. Like the wood from the Tongass forest did and does. And that's because Japan is closer to Alaska than the rest of the US is!

China is buying oil, lots of oil. So is India. It's what's known as "free market economics" and much beloved by business.

And I just paid US $33.00 to fill up my wife's car....

I think the message is that we will have to learn to adapt, to live with it....