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Setting aside arguments about how long it will take for the oil from ANWR to impact prices, I'm curious why people think we shouldn't be drilling in ANWR. It's perhaps THE most isolated location in the U.S. The environmental impact would be nil, and even if it weren't, WHO CARES? It's in the middle of freakin' nowhere!
Let's put it another way... do you REALLY think the politicians preventing drilling in ANWR SINCERELY give a caribou's a$$ about protecting the "beauty" of Alaska???
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
Hm. Well, I live in Alaska. And them drilling here is not going to affect this massive state. There is SO MUCH beauty here. It just goes on and on and on and on and on and on......most people here never even get to see the entire state!
The pipe line runs right past my house. I see it every day. It drives me INSANE seeing it, then paying $4.00 a gallon.
I dont know what the issue is, but it pisses me off, thats for sure.
[edit on 30-5-2008 by greeneyedleo]
Originally posted by LAUGHING-CAT
Maybe this will help, GEL.
Check out a fellow named Ray Kurzweil. A futurist of high regard, IMO.
He claims that, with the geometric progression of all technology, we will have the ability to run almost all of our energy needs using solar within our lifetimes.
Originally posted by scarlett1125
Chertoff is disgusting. His policies are nothing but his attempts to police the American people. I didn't know that he was Israeli, but the fact that he seems un-American is much more disturbing to me.