While countries from around the world drill just 75 miles off all of our shores we are too self righteous to do so ourselves. There is an answer and Anchoress is on to it. Vote the bastards out.
Holding your own countrymen hostage to foreign oil while also refusing to allow nuclear energy…it’s not leadership. It is the opposite of leadership. And it’s un-American, too.
Signing petitions is all well and good, but I begin to think that the only way congress will ever take action is if they get hurt.
And the only way to hurt a congress is to vote them all out. 100 gallons of oil rocks the vote! | The Anchoress
Here are some links that just make me tingly all over. Some in Congress get it…witness U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick a REPUBLICAN btw. She has re-introduced a bill that would open up drilling offshore. It is such a sensible idea that even the dumbass Chinese are doing it. But the same exact bill by U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick was defeated in 2006.
The moratoriums prohibit energy development on the OCS in waters from three miles off our coastlines, where State-owned waters end and federal waters begin, to waters beyond 200 miles off the coasts
· A 2006 Department of Interior study of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) estimated reserves of 8.5 billion barrels of oil and 29.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas
· Another 86 billion barrels of oil and 420 trillion cubic feet of natural gas are classified as undiscovered resources
The United States is the only developed nation in the world that forbids energy production on its OCS—Cuba is allowing other countries, like China, to drill for oil close to 50 miles off the coast of Florida, while America sits with its hands tied
Well isn’t that peachy….it is not as if the politicians don’t know where this will all end.
And it is not as if we the people don’t want to drill…polls show we do.
Something is broken…