Skip to comments.Arctic oil: Facts versus Fiction (ANWR)
Posted on 10/17/2002 10:52:13 AM PDT by alaskanfan
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Do you believe that those oil companies would have invested so heavily in the mid east if they had faced the same obstructions (government regulations and red tape and environmentalists lawsuits) there as they face domestically?
IMO it would not make sense. Through lawsuits, government regulation, and unreal demands from labor unions we have effectively exported the greatest portion of our manufacturing jobs.
The reason this effects Alaska more than other states is because we are so young, large and have had so little time to build adequate infrastructure, compounded by the restrictions that environmentalists in large metropolitan areas try to impose on any industry in our state related to natural resources.
No I haven't heard any of those adds. Could you tell me what they say?
I just can't stand the thought of her in the governor's mansion for the next four years and taking money out of my pocket to pay for the same failed state policies of the last eight years.
IMO they are tired of the fight against vacuous environMENTAL lawsuits and excess government permiting regulation. If you have other information, please tell us.
Do you work for BP?
There is a moratorium on new oil drilling in California (offshore). Some of the lights are old platforms.
One problem with California is that it is actually ENVIRONMENTALLY unsound NOT TO DRILL?
Because of all the Earthquake faults, the oil seeps to the surface in the water, polluting the water. If one has ever walked the beaches in Ventura County, they may notice some black stuff on the bottom of their feet! This is oil polluting the environment because the STUPID environmentalists will not allow oil drilling.
If oil drilling is ever resumed off the coast of California, there needs to be additional measures to protect from damage from Earthquake to the casings -- but the hole probably could be "plugged" in such a case, and a new hole drilled.
Most recently, the offshore oil platforms in Louisiana/Texas/Mississippi have just been exposed to two huricanes with no oil loss because of the savage winds and huge tidal waves.
The Oil Companies have built platforms to withstand hurricanes, and they have proved they work find. Also, the wells can be shutin under the water, so there is no danger...
Equate ENVIRONMENTALISTS with AIR HEADS, LOW INTELLIGENCE PEOPLE, FRUIT CAKES (crazy people), and you will be on track.
Current US reserves are only 29 Billion Barrels, so this might increase the oil reserves by 50%.
Not just in California (see post #9). Although the seepage in Alaska is unrelated to earthquakes it is quite evident along the northern coastal plain.
My brother surveyed for LCMF in all the villages on the north coast in the mid 80s. He told me he was amazed at the naturally occuring oil on top of the tundra near villages from Kaktovik to Point Lay.
I don't believe the environMENTALists could convince the U.S. public that it is better for the wildlife if we leave this oil seepage on top of the tundra. Even
Woody Harrelson Alec Baldwin Barabra Streisand Whoopie Goldberg Ted Danson (I give up)isn't dumb enough to believe that crock. (You try to name one!)
They will drill because they should, and will drill ANWR (thank god).
Here are some simple questions to help you along the path.
1) Is Alaska part of the United States? (yes)
2) Is the region (ANWR) in question part of a disputed territory ? (no)
3) Is there another country activly preventing us from developing our natural resources? (no)
4) Will the people who will live with this development in their own back yards actually want it in their back yards? (yes)
5) Does the rest of the state favor developing these resources ? (yes)
6) Does the rest of the country benifit from having a secured, reliable, and affordable energy source? (yes)
Then DRILL ANWR now!
It would be nice for Alaska if BP would sell some of their leases to another company.
Have you heard anything about Phillips/Conoco's plans for NPRA this winter? I heard they had a bundle of cash for development and exploration.
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