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To: HarryCaul
It could help, but really not very substantially.

Because.....?

Really, the only long term solution to our dependency on foreign sources of energy is to develop non-fossil fuel sources.

Go ahead, be my guest. Meanwhile my car takes gas. Gas comes from oil. Our nation contains much land under which is oil, that we're not getting. Can you explain why not?

We *have* to pull away from this dependency on nations that don't like us

Right. That's what we're trying to do. They're our primary supplier, yet we have supplies in our own backyard, which we're not getting for some reason. Yet so I suggest we actually *get* that stuff from our backyard (so we don't have to get it from their monopoly) and people like you say "no, that's not gonna work". ????

while ANWR would help, it's not a solution in itself by any means.

Who's claiming it's a "solution by itself"? Call it a step in the right direction. I hope you're not arguing we shouldn't take that step because it's not a "solution by itself".

42 posted on 03/31/2004 12:15:00 PM PST by Dr. Frank fan
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To: Dr. Frank fan
"It could help, but really not very substantially.

Because.....? "

Because, relative to our long term needs, it's not a large source. Not to mention that it's not like it's free. There is a cost involved, and that cost isn't substantially less than sources we have now.

"Our nation contains much land under which is oil, that we're not getting. Can you explain why not?"

Sure. It's not true. Well, maybe true, if you have a different definiton of "much" than I do.

"...and people like you say "no, that's not gonna work". ????"

Which I said where?

I said it's not a substantial long term solution, and it's not.

Note that I didn't say don't do it.

It's not a hard distinction to make, if you try.





63 posted on 03/31/2004 12:32:13 PM PST by HarryCaul
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