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OIL: Offshore drilling not needed

Letter by Charles L. Allyn, Tacoma on May 4, 2010 at 11:28 am with 9 Comments »
May 4, 2010 1:46 pm

Only about 5 percent of U.S. oil production comes from offshore drilling.

No off-shore drilling would be necessary if people would buy cars that are already available that get higher mileage. It would also reduce carbon dioxide to the atmosphere that is lowering the pH of the oceans and threatening sea life.

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  1. Publico says:

    Charles, they are slowly learning that what you wrote is true.

  2. tubbythetuba says:

    Off-Hore drilling….. *chuckle*

  3. Cheryl Tucker says:

    That was an editing error… not the writer’s fault. It’s been fixed.

  4. frosty says:

    Sure Charles, I f we all drove cars that get better gas mileage. So what you are advocating is that government step in and tell us what kind of car we can have? Don’t you see where this is headed?, Or have they invented a car that doesn’t use any petroleum and/or electricity? I guess they will install battery recharging stations every thirty miles so we can all line up for a recharge.

  5. madmike272 says:

    Charles, since you feel that we do not need offshore drilling, you probably don’t like natural gas or coal power or nuclear power either. Therefore, I demand you turn in any motorized vehicles, cut off your gas and electricity and start walkiin.

  6. beerBoy says:

    frosty…….google CAFE standards to see how government regulations have had a direct impact upon gas mileage.

  7. Roncella says:

    Charles alot of wishful thinking on your part.

    Many folks alot smarter than I have all said we need more oil wells drilled, more refineries built, clean coal, more nuclear plants, natural gas exploration.

    This would stop America from being so dependent on Foreign Countries who actually hate America and would like to destroy it if they could.

    Charles, Green tech. improvements and discoveries could go on at the same time so eventually it they would replace alot of our current forms of fuel which are so poluting the air we breath

  8. witchiwoman says:

    Charles, I’d be first in line to buy an electric car if they weren’t $30,000.00 and up. I can’t afford it. There’s no earthly reason electric cars have to be that expensive. They’re just jacking up the price because they’re all the rage now. And they’ll kill the market for them that way too.

  9. beerBoy says:

    witchi – the high price has more to do with the small production. When, and if, there is more of a proven market the prices will fall.

    I’ve been seeing news about BP’s efforts to reduce safety measures that were supported by both Cheney’s Administration and Obama’s appointee Salazar. Oh, and the pattern of Halliburton failures in the concreting of drill rigs that have immediately preceded several blow-outs.

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