Why do we need to depend on foreign oil, we have a lot of oil in America and natural gas?
but, yet, we have to raise costs on energy, double our costs in 4 years if his cap and trade bill gets passed? We have oil and natural gas right here in America! Not only that, some of the oil drilling and pipes in Alaska were actually shown to help the environment because they were warm, the animals flocked to the sites AND the oil companies give millions upon millions back to nature preservation causes AND we won't have to depend on non friendly countries for oil if we dig in America! The oil spills are of yesteryear, the technology for digging oil has advanced tremendously! You cannot expect oil digging of 10-20 years ago to be as sophisticated as it is today. Plus, were giving all our jobs away to China, India, Brazil and Eastern Europe, this WOULD create jobs and not have the raise taxes too!
- teaganLv 61 decade agoBest Answer
A year ago when the American people were begging for the government to start drilling in Alaska Pelosi told us to "drill our heads", saving the environment was far more important for her. Funny that they have proven drilling to be very safe as they now have automatic cut-off switches if pressure is off by a simple fraction. Our current administration is not going to do what is logical or what the people want, they are going to drive us into poverty with their ignorant policies such as Cap & Trade.
- Texas PatriotLv 71 decade ago
The democrats will never allow us to harvest our own resources because they are beholden to radical environmentalists. We have enough natural gas in Texas alone to last a couple hundred years. We have shale oil in Colorado and a couple other states, we have oil in Alaska and off the shores of Florida. We have proved that we can get the oil without harming the environment. The democrats keep saying that we need to ween ourselves off foreign oil and I couldn't agree more but what are they doing to come up with an alternative? They are doing absolutely nothing. Their plan is to have gas prices so high you won't be able to buy a gallon of gas and will have to make sure your bicycle tires are properly inflated.
What we need to do is start harvesting our own resources and quit importing as much oil as possible from foreign countries. We need to put together a group of people, our best and brightest, and lock them a room and tell them not to come out until 1. they have an alternative fuel that is easy to produce, cleaner and cheaper than gas. 2. Come up with an engine that will get 50-60 MPG without sacrificing power.
This is a country that put a man on the moon 40 years ago. I have a hard time believing we couldn't do this.
- Jacob WLv 71 decade ago
You are one of the few left who has not become a mind-numbed robot of the "environmental movement". You see, most of what they do has nothing whatsoever to do with protecting the environment and a whole lot to do with ending Capitalism. Even the founders of groups like Greenpeace and the Sierra Club will tell you that. Their orgaizations have been hijacked by Socialists hell bent on destroying our economic system.
Why would anyone want to destroy our economic system? Control! Socialism and every other form of State-ism is all about Control. Our way of life, our level of choice, our freedom and individual wealth all stand in the way of an all powerful central control system. So, they have been systematically disassembling our system for about 40 years.
We have more than enough oil, nuclear fuel, coal and other technology to be totally energy independent. That will not do. They are basically starving us of energy so they can ration it out.
There is an all out assault on individual freedom. Many people are well programmed already. Some anonomous voice says "paper not plastic" and everyone begins insisting on paper bags. Then it says "cloth bags" and everyone starts carrying around cloth bags. The voice says turn your lights out for an hour and millions comply.
It is no longer the America I grew up in. The people are so willing to march to whatever orders they receive it is uncanny. Flouressent lights. Hybrid cars. Ethanol. On and on they go and people comply, comply, comply. No one even questions it anymore. Sad, really.
Global Warming is another scam. See the link below. Have you even heard about this? The ocean bouys they lauched at great expense to measure and prove Global Warming are reporting Global Cooling! WTF!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Costs involved in doing business in America & the various environmental regulations make it a real drag for Corporations to bother with finding Oil here. It's simply cheaper and less of a hassle for companies, so they import it into the United States.
The only advantage to this (IMO), is that while we are strip mining the rest of the worlds Oil supply, America's oil is safe & untapped. If it should happen that the rest of the World run's out, we have a back-up that we can Nationalize and stop from being exported outside the U.S. Call it a sort of self-protection plan.
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- 4 years ago
Because environmental wackos have a hissy fit everytime someone wants to build a refinery or drill somewhere in the US where there IS oil. They talk crap about the BIG EVIL OIL companies wanting to rape the land and destroy the environment.... all while DRIVING (or flying)..to their next place of protest...COURTESY of oil. Couple that with politicians who dont have the backbone to stand up for whats right....and APPROVE more drilling and refineries... and you get a WONDERFUL dependance on countries like Saudi Arabia, Venzuela, Iran, Russia, etc.... for our oil supply! Pat yourself on the back libs. Your helping our enemies keep us hooked too!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Because the reserves we have are extremely less than found elsewhere, plus being able to get to them without destroying the surrounding environment isn't always possible. So why screw ourselves over in both of these ways until we have to? If at all possible you don't crap where you eat, as the saying goes. You might think the affects of drilling are minuscule compared to yesteryear, but they aren't, nor are they limited to only what you can see. And do you want us to run out of our own supplies first and then come looking for foreign oil? At that time since we would need it instead of just want it like we do now, then they could demand a lot more from us.
It's funny how people don't take into account how messy and costly in many ways obtaining something from nature can be. Or that there are going to be limited supplies. That way of thinking must come from having so many things prepackaged and ready to serve at a moments whim.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
always is better use foreign resources than own. in few years World resources will end this will be the time when you should use own. Example you don’t have food but you got gold and you need food to live you got just one donut that can keep you alive for one week. You know that Kuwait needs gold to live nice and they got lot of donuts. They got lot but not forever. You are hungry now but still alive what you should do? Eat your last donut or keep it till moment when this will be really matter of life or dead.
- 1 decade ago
This world is not perfect, people are greedy and they use other people. We are just animals, honestly we poop, pee, kill each other, eat other animals, and we like to reproduce like rats. Even with the help of contraception we reproduce like rats. Don't try to change the world, because the world was already like this before you arrived and when you die the world will still be the same. Sorry but this is the truth, and this is our human nature.
- mikeyLv 61 decade ago
America is the only country in the world that has put most of its domestic energy production off-limits; either through regulation or environmental concerns. It's slow suicide.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The liberals don't want it so we must buy foreign oil and also let China and India drill our oil off our coasts.