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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Can you believe liberals after stopping drilling in the United States want to stop Oil Companies more?

from drilling in Iraq? Kinda like Ted Kennedy wanting you to use wind power but won't have wind power near his house.

Update:

You cant prove All the liberal sanctioned acres are productive

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  • Brian
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Yes I believe it. One way to control people is to take their mobility away..

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  • coke
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    sure i will have faith it. I even have observed that various human beings have suggested the thousands and thousands of acres they at present have yet are actually not drilling. Have those clever, clever human beings concept that there might not be any oil under that acerage? additionally, did they comprehend that the completed volume of acerage leased to grease companies bills for under a million% of all accessible federal land that could be leased? That in all probability is going incredible by potential of them. rather of attempting to come again up with a answer, they only go with to tax the oil companies, not understanding of their countless understanding that the value would be surpassed incredible back to the purchaser. extra advantageous yet, various esteemed contributors of Congress have suggested they go with to socialise the oil companies. there's a large concept, i might in basic terms that those sensible human beings examine Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" then tell me what they think of.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I am not surprised. It has been going on for 20 years like that, even they chant getting the" energy changes", but they will never got around to it or touch it. They think it would solve the problem by change to alternative energy right away after gas prices surge, but it would cost us more to have this new investments and improving the technology to use with like corn, soy, winds, etc... New tax on us (Global Warming Tax) I just wish they would just let drill a long time ago while work on making new kind of cars, etc and so that we can take off oil dependence/gradually with low prices in there. In this case, probably would kill Oil companies more by bring up more higher prices on gas when Obama would put the windfall tax on Oil Companies. In early 90's, ex- president Clintoon vetoed everything of drilling bill and also did nothing about until somebody has to deal with this. For right now, it takes about 20 more years before we have complete of hybrids and hydrogen's, and electric cars and it won't happen in our generation, probably for next two generations. For Ted Kennedy's home town, He must be worrying about the nuclear waste spill into his house just like the liberals worry about oil spill. With the new technology we have, we have not had the oil spills since then.

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  • 1 decade ago

    NO! I CANNOT BELIEVE IT! DO YOU REALLY? Surprise conservatives, trying to conquer Iraq for their oil didn't go as planned did it?! You can fuel your cars with the blood of our soldiers better than with the oil you gained from this war. For shame.

    There are places they could drill and could have drilled before this crisis. The oceans belong to everyone and not just those who want to chance pollution to feed their pockets. Even if they opened every nautical mile of the ocean to drilling, it would take YEARS to make a difference in our gas guzzling economy and downward spiraling situation NOW. Many of us, including you, would be dead of starvation by the time it comes in. The main problem is we Americans never learn. This is not the first time we have experienced how dependent on foreign oil we are and yet we go back to our old habits as if it will not happen again.

    CAN YOU BELIEVE!!! "OUR" PRESIDENT BUSH ASKED THOSE WHO HATE OUR VERY BEING TO PRODUCE MORE OIL SO WE CAN GO ON WITH OUR EXTRAVAGANT CONSUMPTION OF DRIVING PERSONAL MINIBUSES WITH TWO PEOPLE!.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Liberals aren't stopping drilling. Your error is that you believe that politicians drill for oil, but they do not. What they can do is lease our public land cheaply to oil companies who do not drill on the land but are content to sit on those leases knowing nobody else is drilling on them.

    Oil companies just aren't focusing on drilling here;although, with oil at above 135 a barrel they are restarting old wells and begining to drill a little more, but as the CEO of Exxon clearly stated, the company targets production leases where the production costs are lower because they do not want to raise their average production cost above 35 dollars a barrel (they like 4-7 bucks a barrel in all frankness).

    Exxon alone is sitting on millions of acres of public land and water leases that they lease for 3 dollars an acre, and they have been sitting on some of them for more than 30 years despite having discovered oil there more than 30 years ago.

    A classic example of this is their 54% share of the Point Thompson fields on Alaska's North Slope and immediately adjacent to ANWR. Exxon has estimated reserves on that little lease of at least 500 million barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas, and they haven't drilled a well since the last pilot well in 1982, and they have no wells in production on the lease despite having fought intense legal battles with the state of Alaska who wants them to return the lease so they can lease the land to somebody who will drill on that property. Exxon has stalled, filing 23 seperate drilling plans in the last 31 years, and they have failed to follow through on even one drilling plan. Their latest drilling plan is to drill one well a year begining in 2015.

    If you really care about this issue, I suggest you seek non-partisan information from sources like the BLM and look into utilization of public leases.

    There's no point in getting worked up and flying off the handle and sacrificing your own integrity and general character in the process just because some demagogue lied to you.

    If the larger oil companies drilled or even subleased land to smaller companies who would drill and everybody drilled as fast as the supply of drilling rigs would allow on current public leases that have been left undeveloped, they'd be drilling 30-40 years.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well, if President Bush would rescind the Presidential Order his father issued that probits offshore drilling, we might be able to get somewhere. If the Democrats block it in Congress afterward, then you have a valid point.

    I'm not a liberal, but this time, the ball is in the President's court.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    even if we did start drilling in the U.S., it would only save us a few cents until we run out and then the prices go up again

    stop the spending on drilling and spend that money on alternatives like electric power and hydrogen

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  • gone
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    What you have stated bears little fact. Try again later when you are better informed. Right down to the point that drilling isn't going to help.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No they don't what a bunch of drivel from yet another psuedo conservative IDIOT, the NO BID CONTRACTS we do have a problem with

    By the way no can you @ssholes all admit this was a war for oil

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the price of gas is already too much. So, i say we use our own land & get our own gas. Start drilling.

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  • 1 decade ago

    there are 40 million acres of oil leased land in the U.S. NOT being drilled on. Stop bitching and start drilling.

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