Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 2014 E250 Bluetec 4-Matic, 1983 240D 4-Speed
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It is not uncommon for government leases to include performance milestones or the lease is self canceling. Way back when plots of land were available for lease in Girdwood, Alaska in an area that is now a well developed ski resort, you had three to five years to build on the land or you lost the lease. Pretty simple concept. The government has land and a plan with incentives to allow people to make use of the land provided they comply with the government's plan. Don't support the plan and you loose your lease.
But, the best solution is to learn to conserve by experiencing the consequences of being wasteful for so long. Let the market control prices. And, until there is some evidence ExxonMobil, or BP, the two major lease holders in Prudhoe Bay will sell oil that pumps out of ANWR holes they are allowed to drill at substantially lower prices than the market driven pricing from the Middle East, I don't think there is any credible reason to believe "DRILL, DRILL, DRILL!" is going to much more than exhaust the oil supply in the United States faster and provide higher profits for oil companies. I don't see any evidence the price of a barrel of oil will go down, especially since the demand for oil is going to have grown much more by the time such oil becomes available, than the ANWR holes in the ground can feed.
It is far better to pay the Middle East's prices, learn to conserve (Europe has, why can't America just do as good a job as the Europeans? You conservatives have no faith in America - why? Why do you want America to fail?), as this will have a faster, more direct influence on the price of oil, and can be implemented by all Americans, benefiting all Americans.