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Thread #91008   Message #1730011
Posted By: dianavan
29-Apr-06 - 12:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
Subject: RE: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
I may be off-base but I always wonder why nobody seems to consider the amount of jet fuel that is consumed daily and the amount of carbon released into the environment. Last I heard it was about 80 million gallons a day for the U.S. alone. I'm not sure about the amount of carbon but I do know that jets are a significant contributor to greehouse gasses.

I am not suggesting that jets are unnecessary but wonder why nobody ever points a finger at aviation. I would also like to know how much oil the military is using.

Seems to me that the average citizen is supporting the airline industry and the military in more ways than one.

Metchosin - I totally agree that B.C. should be investigating tidal power. The best place would be Johnstone Straight (because of the rapids) but of course that would interfere with the plans to drill for oil. Oil rigs in that area is just plain crazy. As it is, you can only get through that area at slack tide. How do they expect to stabilize an oil rig?

As far as the whales are concerned, I think they would prefer that we harnass tidal energy. We don't have to use the same bay that they use for scratching their bellies. Oil rigs, however, will definitely destroy their habitat.