Ok, so there is alot of debate about the stimulus bill (or spending bill, if you prefer) on here today, and someone mentioned that drilling for domestic oil was not included. I can't understand why it's not supported by America. Think about it -
Who will be working to build the drilling equiptment - Americans
Who will be operating the drilling equipment - Americans
Who will be working to maintain and repair the pipelines - americans
Who will be building the new refineries needed to deal with turning it into gasoline - americans
Who will be buying it - Americans
What country could we physically outsource this industry to? - no one.
And I'm all for wind powered energy - if birds can fly around without committing suicide on trees, I think they can avoid a windmill.
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I live in a passive solar house and plan to build one that is off the grid. That being said, I still think we need to DRILL HERE and DRILL NOW until solar, wind, geothermal and other energy sources become sophisticated enough to power our country.
Weaning an entire nation off of oil will take a generation, and in the meantime we should be taking advantage of what we have, instead of supporting countries with deplorable civil rights violations.
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