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Originally posted by Blaine91555
Originally posted by ClintK
I do think we jumped the gun on ethanol. The current technology to produce corn ethanol isn't very efficient. But it has tremendous potential. We cab already produce a gallon of ethanol cheaper than a gallon of gas.
People will die this year due to food crops being replaced by ethanol crops. Either that or the UN and all the news reports are wrong. You would rather stop producing food than drill? Drilling won't kill anyone and it will help our economy. We can't have it both ways you know.
You also failed to mention how inefficient ethanol is and that it takes far more than a gallon to equal a gallon of gas. So even though it costs slightly less it actually costs more to use.
Natural Gas vehicles are very efficient and cheap to run. You can put a filling station in your own driveway. They have done it for decades in Rock Springs, Wyoming. There are two huge gas fields in the US now tied up in lawsuits, so they can't be drilled. The cleanest fuel we know that is ready to be put in use now. We have plenty and the Environmentalists are against it why???????????????? Pelosi is against it why???????????? Only their bankers know for sure
Former Senator turned energy lobbyist Trent Lott (R-MS) falsely claimed, during a Tuesday MSNBC appearance in support of drilling for oil offshore and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, that Hurricane Katrina didn't cause oil spills.
John McCain, told MSNBC's David Schuster that "we withstood Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, and we didn't spill a drop." In the past month, the same talking point has been spread by government officials such as Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Senator McCain, and Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne.
MSNBC itself reported in September of 2005, estimated that 7 million gallons of oil, between 44 separate facilities around southeastern Louisiana, had been spilled as a result of the storm.
Last year, Hurricane Ivan was responsible for oil spills in the Gulf, he said.
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Skytruth, a group that uses satellite imagery to track environmental damage, says extensive oil slicks are visible in areas of the Gulf raked by hurricane-force winds.
In Louisiana, a new environmental incident was reported nearly every minute days after Rita passed: At 11:21 a.m. on Sept. 26, Chevron reported that crude oil had been released from a platform missing in the Gulf. Six minutes later, the phone rang again.
This time, it was Cytec Industries.
A storage tank at its Jefferson Parish facility was leaking sulfuric acid at 1 gallon every minute.
At 11:33 a.m., 11:37 a.m. and 11:41 a.m., natural gas was reported by people surveying the damage from a helicopter flying over the Gulf, followed by two more oil spills.