Date registered: Sep 2004
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As I have noted a number of times, I would love to have anyone, even Jaybaugh, or especially Jaybaugh, offer to explain how drilling offshore and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge fits into a national energy strategy that considers more than some immediate political expedient goal of looking like you are doing something to lower the price of oil. In fact, I would love to hear why lowering the price of oil is a national priority, and why that takes precedent over recognizing these oil deposits as national strategic resources that should only be tapped once the availability of Middle East oil is shut off.
While you may wish to argue about all the challenges higher fuel costs impose on Americans, I would like to know how you intend to ensure we have the energy supply we need when oil supplies really get short. And there are entire national economies and food supplies at stake. Long shipping routes will not be practical or safe. Without a plan to address those days, I am not in favor of drilling any new domestic wells.
It would seem to me the Gulf of Mexico can reasonably be made secure for US oil shipments. And our off shore areas. I am not convinced shipping from Valdez is equally easily secured. That may require a more comprehensive plan for pipeline construction.
Without a context based on facts and logic I don't see any reason to feel pressure to agree to any additional drilling. And this political prodding is not factual or logical. It is emotional and without a basis for making a reasonable decision. Bad decisions are ultimately always bad decisions. Jim