posted on Jul, 14 2005 @ 10:10 PM
Some of the best oil in the world is locked in the ground in good 'ol PA. but we can't get it due to the enviro-nutballs. New evidence shows that
many of the oil deposits, put on hold because of low prices at the time, are re-filling. We most certainly do not have a shortage of oil... we have a
shortage of refineries, again, thanks to the enviro's. and also because of "designer fuel." Not a new refinery built for thirty years. Those are
the two reasons we are paying what we are for fuel. Americas air is cleaner now than it was at the beginning of the industrial revolution.
Existing refineries, and most all power plants, are hog-tied by environmental laws, when they want to upgrade their facilities to produce more and
pollute less. A relatively new discovery, Helium 3, was discovered on the moon. Merely by heating the "soil" it can be extracted with now-existing
technology, with extremely minimal impact. Two shuttle loads of it could power the U.S. for a year. The same limitations apply to it as it does to
"normal" Hydrogen... lack of infrastructure for storage and delivery. Even with technology seen to exist ten years from now, it will still require
the same amount of BTU's from one source of energy, to produce a similar amount of BTU's of Hydrogen.
What people forget, is that the existing world industrialized nations require ENERGY, not necessarily oil. If the oil runs out, there is enough coal
in the ground to provide Americas energy requirements for 1000 years, and that would include the cost to coal mining companies to replenish the mined
land to a similar previous condition, which has been done in Ohio, West Virginia, and many other places. Flora; fauna.. all like it was before the
mining took place.
That's what people seem to forget about the benefits of American Capitolism.... enough profits are made to clean up after ourselves. Does every
company clean up as it should..... they do now, more-so than at any time in our history, and, I will concede, the enviro's have helped in that
respect. Global warming? ..... 1500 scientists around the world concur that 98% is being caused by increased Solar activity. The Kyoto Treaty is
only another way for those who hate America to bring us down to the level of the rest of the world, instead of bringing them up to our level, by
allowing their people the Freedom and Liberty Americans have. I, for one, do not want someone in another country... someone I cannot vote into or out
of office, controlling our levels of C02.
Do I like the pump prices? ..... heck no; but $60 per barrel oil breaks down to an easier to grasp 18 cents per pint. Now, everyone, go to any store
you choose, and see what you can buy for 18 cents a pint. Thanks for your time.
[edit on 14-7-2005 by zappafan1]