Skip to comments.Why Won't Congress Drill for Oil?
Posted on 11/22/2007 6:51:11 PM PST by cool2007
RUSH: Here's to phones. We start with Denver, Colorado, today, on the EIB Network. Bill, nice to have you on the program. Welcome.
CALLER: Rush, how are you? I'm really upset about the hundred dollar-price of oil, and isn't it about time we put enough pressure on Congress to approve offshore drilling and ANWR. We have so much oil, the oil could be so much less and we wouldn't have to pay at this time.
RUSH: People have been trying to put pressure on Congress to drill for oil, and Democrats are not going to go for it. The Democrats are beholden to the environmentalist wackos, it's going to take a price a little bit higher than this for that to happen.
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every chance i get,
i tell democraps that their party
won’t permit drilling of oil or gas in the u.s.
Rush hits the nail on the head—as usual. The Democrats’ refusal to allow for our production and refining of oil is criminal. All Republican candidates need to be beating up on the RATs big time over this issue. This is a winning issue for Republicans.
This has to be the most maddening policy issue. Even the republican Congress wouldn’t permit drilling in a God forsaken wasteland at the top of the world, based on environmental concerns when there is no credible environmental risk. Just the word “environment” has stopped us cold, despite the enormous economic and nat’l security impacts.
IN the end it may be better to use the oil from the middle east first. When it’s gone... they are back to eating sand. We have plenty of oil reserves in the continental US, offshore and in Alaska. If we use them up first...were dead.
IN the end it may be better to use the oil from the middle east first. When it’s gone... they are back to eating sand. We have plenty of oil reserves in the continental US, offshore and in Alaska. If we use them up first...we’re dead.
Personally I don’t want Congress drilling for oil. They are incapable of doing their job as Congress much less drilling for oil.
You can say that again.
Why aren’t we pumping oil out of the ground with our current wells?
I don’t think Rush hit the nail on the head. I heard the segment and was yelling, “Listen to the man, Rush, he’s got it right!”
We can’t wait until November, 2008. A public outpouring is needed NOW and I’m very disappointed in Rush for not picking up on it.
Why won’t a massive public telephone/email campaign work again?
But Rush was agreeing with the caller. I agree. We need to be putting pressure on them. They need to be ridiculed for stubborningly putting us in the position. RATS claim we can conserve and come up with alternatives. Yea, we can do that but I know of no viable alternative to gasoline—and that includes ethanol.
I’m all for drilling our own oil.
But what I’ve been angry about lately is even when we drill our own oil, the states where the oil is tax the crap out of it to where it about defeats the purpose, in a redistribution-of-wealth kind of way. Alaska just passed a 25% tax on the oil drill there.
Maybe we need to invoke the Interstate Commerce Clause to stop this interstate theivery.
Because a lot of the current wells are running dry. Hence the need to drill new ones in other locations where there are proven reserves.
“...I dont want Congress drilling for oil...”
we don’t want Congress drilling - just take off the restriction so the oil companies can get at it. The only control I want to see is American oil stays in America.
Well, if you believe there is a finite amount of oil, you may be right but what if the theory that the earth replenishes oil is the correct one?
Because they are being paid not to.
That, and they are heavily invested in oil.
I’m not sure about either theory. That oil is like coal and is a fossil or are those pools of oil are produced abioticly from the earths mantle. Both theories make some sense, but, neither can be proved empirically.
If the replenishment rate is lower than our usage rate, then it doesn't matter much
I tried to read the entire story, but for some reason I kept getting bounced from the R.L. site. The way the headline was written appeared ripe for a joke.
True, and what the drill our way out of it and the other alternative source people don't understand, is that we have to do both, given the number of Chinese and other people around the world that don't own cars. Demand will continue to climb, and prices will go higher. Look how thirty million illegals in our country has increased demand, and lots of them don't drive.
If we drilled in America (significantly), wouldn’t we also have to decide whether to restrict the consumption to America, or not? And would this decision be based on the market value of the oil, or on the political matter of energy independence? What if the oil companies didn’t want to restrict themselves to domestic sales?
One good (bad) Dem president and we’re looking at nationalization. :(
“Even the republican Congress wouldnt permit drilling in a God forsaken wasteland at the top of the world, based on environmental concerns”
Not so. ANWR had the votes to pass even when there was a Dim majority. Problem is, it takes 60 votes to overcome a filibuster
Because we're using up their cheap oil first - and saving our more expensive oil for a real crisis.
Well there you are. I don't trust the Congress to do anything smarter than their own "redistribution of wealth" program: nationalize the oil industry.
Not to say we shouldn't become energy independent, and drill the livin' daylights out of every oil deposit possible, but the politicians will quickly find a way to foul it up.
they won’t allow drilling because they are making millions not drilling.
This makes sense to me.
“given the number of Chinese and other people around the world that don’t own cars”
Where’d you get the idea chinese don’t own cars? In 1972 when Nixon visited Bejing, the city was awash with folks on bicycles. Bicycles are outlawed in Bejing today.
yeah. i heard part of rush’s dialogue while driving yesterday.
i used to listen to bill wattenberg of radio kgo san fran in the 1990’s down here in socal,
and he’d scream his head off about the cal epa bureaucrats and oil co bureaucrats
exchanging jobs, each time for pay raises.
it’s gridlock, politically.
Oh heck, make 'em all roustabouts. Get 'em out on tour in the North Slope.
Let 'em find out what work really is, and what the oil business is like.
AKA the CPUSA! Sounds like a legit PLAN (cough.. conspiracy.... cough RICO la)... to bankrupt and overthrow our republic!
Do any DOJ people ever read anymore?
In my part of the woods where there has been oil and gas drilling for as long as I can remember, those in the oil business all tell me that is the unspoken wisdom from Washington.
Yep, once they take over we can't get them out of it. We,re still paying heavily for FDR's misadventures in farming subsidies.
personally, i get tired of all the fashionable fascist
beautiful people of hollywood and washington
traveling the planet while mouthing their eco-dribble.
I’ve been wondering the same question. I’m tired of paying the Saudis $3.20 a gallon. We need to drill within our own borders to decrease some of that reliance on foreign oil.
Should have added that I was watching a dicover special about china, last month, they just got their first Mickey-d’s this year. They had to put one of the employees on the street to show the drivers how to go through the drive up windows. the customers would drive through and get their food , then they would park and go inside to eat. LOL
Agreed, but if we wait to the last minute to start building the oilfields in preparation to start drilling... then we are still dead.
I could be wrong, but I have heard that if we started building the fields in Alaska tomorrow... it would be 10 years before we get anything out of the ground. (Sorry, I don’t remember the source.)
Too bad the Republicans did not control the House and Senate from 1995 to 2007 where if they had they would have without a doubt approved drilling for oil in ANWR.
weak kneed sissies is all we have in congress, with the exeption of a few.
Not really. I suggest reading:
No Free Lunch, Part 1:
A Critique of Thomas Golds Claims for Abiotic Oil
by Jean Laherrere
No Free Lunch, Part 2:
If abiotic oil exists, where is it?
by Dale Allen Pfeiffer
They did both. President Clinton Vetoed ANWR in 1996. Senate OKs oil drilling in Alaska's ANWR
Part of his reasons at the time was that it would take ten years to produce, so it wasn't worth allowing. Eleven years later, that same stupid argument is still being used.
Oh for a home solar power station and electric or plug in hybrid car.
Answer: The Dems sold their souls to the environmentalist movement.
So enjoy your high energy prices...
Don’t forget that 8 RINOs helped to defeat opening ANWR in 2005....led by our hero John McCain
If everyone bought a “plug-in” hybrid car, where would all the extra electricity come from?
So did all the GOP Senators vote to drill in ANWR 1996 and 2005?