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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 10 years ago

What do environmentalists achieve when stopping the US from drilling offshore?

They have no effect for China, Venezuela, and Korea drilling offshore only 50 miles away from what the EPA bans.

Political Correctness will end the United States.......Only white people are racist............."well that's what the Liberal media tells me" ????

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    They achieve no 150 mile long oil spills.

    No the Liberal media doesn't tell you that. The aliens talking in your head tell you that.

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  • 10 years ago

    They stop us from saving 3-4 cents in 15-20 years! (The effect of lifting the offshore drilling moratorium was analyzed by the Energy Information Administration at the U.S. Dep. of Energy. The EIA found that access to the Pacific, Atlantic, and eastern Gulf of Mexico regions would increase domestic oil production by 1.6 percent between 2012 and 2030. The Natural Resources Defense Council has estimated the price of oil would only drop about 3–4 cents in 15 to twenty years.)

    Verses the current disaster:

    Louisiana fishing industry could take a $2.5B hit

    Gulf shrimp industry could lose $500M Florida’s Gulf Coast could lose $3B in tourist dollars

    Cleanup cost could exceed $3B, depending on duration of spill

    Seems like a no-brainer to me

    John 8:32 "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Decreasing America's dependency on foreign oils a good enough answer? We have the technology to implement affordable alternatives to gasoline and oil but at the moment, the powers that be do not want to forfeit their cash cow. I don't really favor a Road Warrior situation when the oil wells run dry.

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  • 10 years ago

    The make the current oil spill possible, when a foreign company comes and drills right off our limit.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Ask the people of Louisiana who depend on fishing for their lively hood

    It is a question of risk and benefit

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  • 10 years ago

    they increase the risk of oil contamination in the world:

    because the places we get our oil DO NOT have the strict environment safeguards the US does.

    because it's far riskier to transport billions and billions of oil in rickety tankers across thousands of ocean miles.

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