posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 08:52 AM
House approves off-shor drilling...sort of
link to article
This bill *sorta* allows offshore drilling with limits. Drilling has to be more then 50 miles, while Republicans wanted 3.
Three miles? What a nice view that would be from the beach. A little close for comfort.
There will not be tax breaks fro the oil companies.
And the states would have to give permission for the companies to be able to drill on their land.
I like this last part, giving some power back to the states.While I am not happy about any offshore drilling. I believe it is a just a band-aid.
Reduce the need for oil and then you won't need to increase the supply.By the time that oil finally benefits Americans, the alternatives can be put
into place. Then let the rest of the world fight over the oil.
I think now is a good time for America to develope a new industry and exports and quickly become the leaders in alternative energy.
What I don't understand is that if the space race started in 1957, with Sputnik, and we put man on the moon in 12 years: why is it these days it
still takes just as long to develope alternative energies? Just my thoughts.