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Thread #91008   Message #1729203
Posted By: GUEST
28-Apr-06 - 11:38 AM
Thread Name: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
Subject: RE: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
as said above, it would take several years to GET oil from ANWR, and then that supply would only be a partial help for few more years....all the while taking chances with environmental damage..etc.

Brazil is 'almost' self-sufficient now, using ethanol, because they started years ago. A serious effort along those lines would help us....and some oil shale mining might help, although the mess it makes would be quite a concern.

Wind power, tidal power...etc. should also be investigated, and research on alternative powers sources for cars MUST be accelerated.

We can deal with SOME of the problems, but make no mistake. life is gonna change for us...and especially for our kids! We will NOT be able to blow down the highway at 70MPH in SUVs and tour all summer in 40 foot motor homes forever!

Remember, China has this notion that IT will achieve the same level of life-style that we have taken for granted, and they have few compunctions about how to achieve it. Simple math...too many people, too few resources, and SOME of those resources NON-renewable means that we MUST figure out how to live with the final numbers in the equation.

sorry, A. Mouse...I don't like it either...(I have a 15 passenger Dodge van bought 10 years ago for use to haul stuff to craft shows, and it only gets about 15 MPG....I have cut its use for anything other than required trips to almost nothing.)

of course, you could always join this group: "Thursday, April 27, 2006, clergy from around the Washington, DC and MD area will gather in downtown DC to pray for the lowering of gas prices. "