Politics and Grassroots

Tapping the strategic reserves is a bad idea. Here’s why…

In the interest of full disclosure, I am being paid to work on this issue – but wasn’t paid for this video.  If you feel like taking action, you can send a comment to the Obama Administration to support offshore drilling in the Chukchi Sea.

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3 thoughts on “Tapping the strategic reserves is a bad idea. Here’s why…

  1. Drilling in Alaska is again a short term solution. We need REAL energy solutions, how about raising fuel emission standards? Closing tax loopholes on huge corporations and using that money for wind farms? Or solar power? Oil is not sustainable, drilling Alaska is temporary and will destroy the ecology of the region.

  2. Kevin – The fact is that oil and gas is going to be a key ingredient for our energy for the next half century or so. That’s not because of a lack of political will, it’s because we have over a century’s worth of infrastructure. High fuel efficiency cars are great (that was the main thing I looked for when I bought my current car) – but lots of people can’t afford to go out and buy new cars. Solar, and wind are great, but we don’t have the transmission lines set up to bring energy from the windy or sunny parts of the country to the places where energy is most consumed, so even the subsidies you mentioned won’t work. Oil is a fact of life for a while. What’s wrong with using short term solutions to short-term problems?

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