Unfortunately Senator Murkowski is currently engaged in a heated battle with Democrat Fran Ulmer for the Governor's mansion. The only reason this is unfortunate is because of the tremendous job he has done in D.C. I hope, if he wins, his replacement is as good as Mr. Murkowski.
The legislation, introduced in the U.S. Senate to permit opening of the coastal plain, fully protects the environment.
There is something very fishy about the US and oil!! We have plenty of oil, yet we/they won't touch it. Why? There is all this Alaskan oil but why the opposition? Who has the clout to not touch Alaskan oil and keep us dependent on the perfidious Saudis?
The is plenty of oil off the coast of California. Again, who is keeping us from recovering it? And, there are immense quantities of oil off the west coast of Florida, near Tampa, in the Gulf of Mexico. Who is keeping us from recovering that?
Are the Saudis paying the US conservationists so we won't touch our oil and continue buying foreign oil? Do the US oil companies make more money by importing foreign oil and bribing the local nationals at the well head to only count every third barrell?
Why can't we get our own oil?
posted on 10/17/2002 11:08:08 AM PDT
Mr. Bush needs to include this article in his speeches. He gave up the fight for Anwr drilling too quickly.
posted on 10/17/2002 11:09:43 AM PDT
Any idea who his replacement will be?
Did you ever wonder how oil was discovered on the North Slope in the first place?
Quite simply, it was easy due to the thousands of naturally occurring oil seeps (This is where the subsurface oil migrates to the surface and is expelled onto the ground) Local lakes come with a natural oil slick due to subsurface seeps. The Natives at Kaktovic have been harvesting and burning pieces of oil soaked tundra since pre-history. They have also taken advantage of an occasional easy meal when caribou get trapped in the mini tar pits near the coast. The land literally bleeds oil. I guarantee that Mother Nature has spread more oil contamination on the Alaskan North Slope than man's petroleum development ever will.
Bookmarked and Bumped...
Thanks for posting this excellent article. I have postmarked it to use the next time that an Opecker financed Watermelon advances some of these lies. (I prefer to call them lies instead of myths.)
This is another example of why on 5 November we must vote out of the senate as many of Da$$hole's fellow rats that are running for office.
If we can have a sizeable lead in the control of the senate and increase our control in the house, all of these Green Lies get flushed down the toilet. Then we can begin drilling in Alaska and other areas to eliminate the need for the Opecker Oil. That will defund a lot of rats and Watermelon organizations dependent on Opecker donations.
Bob, I would appreciate you sharing some of your insights with us re the oil not tapped in Alaska.
posted on 10/17/2002 12:36:45 PM PDT
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In a press release in todays (Kenai) Peninsula Clarion;
Murkowski says ANWR issue is dead
Sen. Frank Murkowski has made it official. Drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will not be included in a national energy bill, even if congress can agree on a bill when lawmakers reconvene sometime after the Nov. 5 election, the senator said Friday during a news conference at his Anchorage office.
Murkowski said Democrats who oppose drilling in the refuge won't budge. And he said Sen. Jeff Binghaman, D-N.M., who is leader of the senate negotiators, has made it clear he won't send any version of the bill back to the House if it contains drilling in ANWR. "They will not accept any compromise on ANWR," Murkowski said of the Democrats.
Murkowski said construction of a North Slope natural gas pipeline remains in the energy bill but there are a few sticking points, including price supports for Alaska natural gas.
One of the most contentious issues is over how much utilities should be REQUIRED to rely on renewable sources of energy, such as wind and solar.
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