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Posted on 02/01/2009 7:41:02 PM PST by GVnana
Sarah Palin: The case for drilling in ANWR
February 1, 2009
I AM DISMAYED THAT LEGISLATION HAS AGAIN BEEN INTRODUCED in Congress to prohibit forever oil and gas development in the most promising unexplored petroleum province in North America -- the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, in Alaska.
Let's not forget: Only six months ago, oil was selling for nearly $150 per barrel, while Americans were paying $4 a gallon and more for gasoline. And today, there is potential for prices to rebound as OPEC asserts its market power and as Russia disrupts needed natural gas to Europe for the second time in three years.
As I traveled throughout the country campaigning for vice president, I was glad to hear politicians, including Barack Obama, promise that "everything was on the table" to address America's great challenges. I also found that when Americans were apprised of the facts, most people became supporters of responsible oil and gas drilling in Alaska. So, I want to remind our national leaders of this promise and make the case against this legislation:
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The only ones against it are those Environmental freaks who think that ANWR is full of roses and seashells and need to be preserved
Drat! I did a search!?!?!
Our firm was busy with the Saxby, Coleman and Prop 8 races, but we reached out to Rick Davis et al, urging them to schedule energy-related appearances for Sarah, and union-related appearances for husband Todd (we even worked to arrange a coal mine and auto plant visit with union-support!...but they were vetoed by Rick).
McCain's incompetents really damaged Palin. It is great to see her return to the serious policy issues on which she did so well before she was tapped for VP. Godspeed and good luck, Governor!
I think she should start condemnation proceedings on portions of ANWR and take it back from the federal government on behalf of the State of Alaska. Then, she could have the state negotiate the leases with oil producers.
When, (not if)...gas at the pumps goes back to $$$$,
Congress will be scrambling around trying to reduce
“The only ones against it are those Environmental freaks who think that ANWR is full of roses and seashells and need to be preserved.”
Or perhaps those “Environmental Freaks”, which I agree they are suppose that mankind is the ultimate scourge to an otherwise pristine Planet Earth, and that mankind’s success is based upon the consumption of energies fueled by oil, therefore oil must become unavailable, and then mankind will wither and fall, the Earth will return to its natural, healthy, organic, state, and the survivors can hold hands and dance to and fro in the rolling green meadows under the azure skies eating carrots, and celery sticks singing Kumbayah.
Take it back from the federal government? LMAO! It doesn't belong to the federal government, it's a world heritage site, it belongs to all the enviro-nuts of the world! and the new world order government-the UN!
As do a whole bunch of other places, like Hawaii. Maybe you've been sleeping for the last 20 years, as our so called elected representatives of both parties, who were supposed to be upholding and protecting the constitution of this nation and this nations sovereignty, have been signing it away in the name of the greater worldly good, and signing away control of this nation to the new world order governance, run by NGO's headed by quacks like Jane Goodall and David Suzuki, the world wildlife federation and Greenpeace. If you want ANWAR back, and the right to drill on it, you're going to have to fight for it. And that doesn't look like it's going to happen anytime soon. "We the people" don't control this nation anymore if you haven't noticed. And that can't be made anymore obvious now that an usurper is running the show. We are now the new Marxist dictatorships subjects.
Alaska should secede, drill and make the lower 48 beg for their oil.
There is a huge wilderness up there, that's not the problem, it's what the people will do and how it will affect the animals.
One thing for sure, they'll have to increase the number of wildlife protection people.
Their names need to be known so they never have an opportunity to do this again EVER.
Friends, I put the article into email format (with a slight embellishment of my own) and am sending it out to friends and family in the hopes that they in turn forward it.
And don't worry, there will be plenty of environuts crawling around and leaving their garbage all over the place, watching to find the littlest thing to sue the oil companies over, a snails path is impeded or something.
In the last five years it has been reported oil futures went from $13 billion to $300 billion. In 2008 27 barrels were traded on the NY Mercantile exchange for every one barrel consumed in the US. Speculators and manipulators gave us $4/gal gas. Since margin requirements have been stiffened the price of gas has fallen. This was one aspect that lead to financial trouble. There were/is others. All combined to give us a royal screwing. I wont say this all was planned. But I’d sure like to find some who posted that I was wrong when I pointed the finger six months ago. Not so clever now, eh boys?
But they have influence and power. The argument for ANWR needs to have a strong environmentalist component, and this is it:
We can drill clean with strong oversight in Alaska, or we can drill unregulated and despoil the river deltas of Africa:
Which one is more "planet-friendly"?
During a visit to a wildlife area I found the following quote: "We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of earth." -- Henry Beston, circa 1925
One of the few things that would actually help our current situation is dirt cheap energy. Good to hear Sarah is all over this.
I've spent a good deal of time visiting in Alaska. Not as a resident or anyone with an agenda.
In fact, I was in Fairbanks Alaska the day the Trans-Alaska Pipeline was opened and oil flowed from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez. That was 1977.
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is an engineering marvel. The oil is carried above ground through a pipeline supported on flexible columns which adapt to changes in the permafrost soils. I've travelled hundreds of miles of it. Critics are clueless.
There are lots of websites about it. Here's one: http://www.alyeska-pipe.com/Default.asp
Just to clarify. The columns are not flexible. They are however designed to carry away the heat to prevent melting of the permafrost.
I haven't seen the other thread but I may have missed this story all together if not for you posting it. Thank you, GVnana.
Besides, there can never be 'too many' articles on Sarah Palin, even if they are duplicates.
Drill, drill, DRILL!
Thank you. You’re correct. I was sleepy.
Will they have peanut butter for the celery sticks? We all have our priority you know. By summer, gas prices will be way up again.....wanta bet?
“By summer, gas prices will be way up again.....wanta bet?”
“Elementary my dear Watson, elementary”.
BTW Peanut Butter may or may not be used on the celery depending on how you fill out the questionnaire regarding your allergic reactions to nuts.