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Sarah Palin: The Case for Drilling in ANWR
Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | 2/1/2009 | Governor Sarah Palin

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:

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: anwr; energy; oil; palin
Here she comes...
1 posted on 02/01/2009 7:41:02 PM PST by GVnana
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To: GVnana
Already posted http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2176271/posts
2 posted on 02/01/2009 7:43:21 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: GVnana

The only ones against it are those Environmental freaks who think that ANWR is full of roses and seashells and need to be preserved


3 posted on 02/01/2009 7:44:49 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Man50D

Drat! I did a search!?!?!


4 posted on 02/01/2009 7:48:58 PM PST by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: GVnana
THIS is how the idiots who pretended to run McCain's campaign should have positioned Sarah Palin. No stupid gotcha interviews and repetitive pep rallies. Serious energy policy debates to showcase her expertise in this critical area.

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!

5 posted on 02/01/2009 7:51:58 PM PST by montag813 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: GVnana

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.


6 posted on 02/01/2009 7:52:15 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: GVnana

When, (not if)...gas at the pumps goes back to $$$$,
Congress will be scrambling around trying to reduce
prices.


7 posted on 02/01/2009 8:00:37 PM PST by cowdog77 ("Are there any men left in Washington, or are they all cowards!?-Ahmad Shah Massoud")
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“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.


8 posted on 02/01/2009 8:01:58 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will, they ALL have Fairies livin' in their Trees.)
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To: VRWCmember
"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."

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.

9 posted on 02/01/2009 8:09:16 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: GVnana

Alaska should secede, drill and make the lower 48 beg for their oil.


10 posted on 02/01/2009 8:11:19 PM PST by rabidralph (Obama is the McNabb of politics.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
It may not be full of roses but drilling will introduce a new culture with little or no regard for the wildlife there -- that is the problem. I have seen it where a worker in a pickup and tool trailer, just for the thrill of it, deliberately raced his engine and ran through a group of stone sheep. some were only a few hours old.

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.

11 posted on 02/01/2009 8:14:56 PM PST by TiaS
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To: GVnana
"prohibit forever"?
12 posted on 02/01/2009 8:18:30 PM PST by Lexinom
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To: montag813
"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!"

Their names need to be known so they never have an opportunity to do this again EVER.

13 posted on 02/01/2009 8:25:43 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: GVnana

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.


14 posted on 02/01/2009 8:28:26 PM PST by ArmyTeach (You have a Republic, Madam, if you can keep it...)
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To: GVnana

TTIUWP!!


15 posted on 02/01/2009 8:37:32 PM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: TiaS
Oh nonsense. The actions of a few idiots won't do anything to the poor little animals in Alaska. In fact there are animals there that will do nasty things to the idiots. Plus there are regulations now that have changed the ways things were done in the past, so generating fears of "cultures" being introduced that will destroy the delicate little fluffy grizzly bears are completely unfounded, but it does sound just like how the enviro-twinkies at the world wildlife federation like to tell 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.

16 posted on 02/01/2009 8:37:59 PM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: cowdog77

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?


17 posted on 02/01/2009 8:57:12 PM PST by pankot
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To: GVnana

18 posted on 02/01/2009 9:10:51 PM PST by timestax (CNNLIES..BIG TIME)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
"The only ones against it are those Environmental freaks "

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"?

19 posted on 02/01/2009 9:17:47 PM PST by cookcounty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why the ship is built, also." ---Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: Nathan Zachary
I never ate a twinkie in my life and I am not nuts. It seems any time a person expresses a concern for animals or endangered species they are called wacos.

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

20 posted on 02/01/2009 9:29:21 PM PST by TiaS
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To: GVnana

One of the few things that would actually help our current situation is dirt cheap energy. Good to hear Sarah is all over this.


21 posted on 02/01/2009 11:59:00 PM PST by CowboyJay (Don't tread on me)
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To: TiaS
TiaS:

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

22 posted on 02/02/2009 12:45:29 AM PST by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: GVnana
supported on flexible columns

Just to clarify. The columns are not flexible. They are however designed to carry away the heat to prevent melting of the permafrost.

23 posted on 02/02/2009 4:45:15 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: GVnana
Drat! I did a search!?!?!

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.

24 posted on 02/02/2009 6:14:37 AM PST by jla (Sarah! sarahpac.com)
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To: timestax

Drill, drill, DRILL!


25 posted on 02/02/2009 8:57:26 AM PST by timestax (CNNLIES..BIG TIME)
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To: thackney

Thank you. You’re correct. I was sleepy.


26 posted on 02/02/2009 2:37:36 PM PST by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: GVnana
You certainly had this part right: The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is an engineering marvel.
27 posted on 02/02/2009 2:40:33 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: rockinqsranch

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?


28 posted on 02/02/2009 2:44:57 PM PST by RC2
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To: RC2

“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.


29 posted on 02/02/2009 2:51:12 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will, they ALL have Fairies livin' in their Trees.)
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