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President Bush wants to lift a 27-year-old ban on coastal oil drilling and open up a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration as ways to cut the cost of gasoline ... Presidential candidate Senator John McCain, who may rapidly be losing his environmental credentials, agrees with the President. Obama has yet to comment.
The nation needs something bolder. Better than looking for more oil it needs a crash program to dramatically cut oil consumption while making equivalent cuts in greenhouse gas emissions attributed to vehicles. Most oil is used for vehicular fuel.
--- Offer a generous tax credit for the purchase of an energy efficient new or used vehicle that increases with average fuel economy...
--- Loosen up the protectionist import rules for new and used vehicles. Make it easier to import high fuel economy cars and trucks that are already available overseas, many of which may already meet crash tests and possibly emissions tests as well...
--- Offer corporations generous incentives to build high fuel economy cars domestically. Increase the incentive with the fuel economy of the vehicles built...
--- Increase domestic supplies of lithium and offer generous incentives to increase the domestic production of lithium batteries....
"Oil corporations are trying to take control of as much land now during the oil-friendly Bush administration years, but are holding off on drilling until the price of oil soars to $200 or $300 a barrel so they can make even greater profits," said Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a New York Democrat and a sponsor of the drilling bill. link
Originally posted by RRconservative
You know what...Animal is starting to make alot of sense.
Let's keep restricting the oil companies from doing their job. Let's all join the Democrats in their silent glee of higher gas prices in hopes of a miracle alternative energy that is still decades away!