There can be unintended consequences of adding to the recession's woes. To do it as abruptly as you are promoting, might snowball a political movement that sweeps a Sarah Palin into the White House next election.
emotional reactionaries----it's been about 49 years since a nuclear power plant has been built in the USA. nuclear energy is the cheapest, most reliable, safest, and potentially available source of energy available. The primary reason for the lack of new nuclear generation is emotional knee-jerkism. this knee-jerkism is primarily coming from liberal distortion of facts. coal is our second best energy resource, the technology for clean coal electric generation is only a matter of applied techology, the third source of energy is nat gas, again we only need to improve efficient technologies for acquiring/distributing. The energy solutions are available in the near foreseeable future. What prevents our society from utilization of these energy sources is knee-jerk reactionarism.
I support lifting the moratorium on oil well drilling in the gulf. With responsible oversight and supervision
I support lifting the moratorium on oil well drilling in the gulf. With responsible oversight and supervision of legitimate regulations and protocals I see no valid reason for the current moratorium.
"I don't care about that at all. The buggy-whip manufacturers all went out of business too."
This is similar to your posts on bums... what I have called posts from a chair.
Opposition to allowing more offshore oil and gas drilling in U.S. waters has grown dramatically in recent months as oil continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico. For the first time since the question was first asked nearly two years ago, a majority (52%) opposes the government allowing more offshore oil and gas drilling in U.S. waters. That is up from 31% in February and 38% in May, shortly after the April 20 rig explosion that triggered the leak. In April 2009, 68% favored allowing more drilling in U.S. waters; 27% were opposed.
Support for offshore drilling has dropped across party lines, most sharply among Democrats and independents.
Quote:.I support lifting the moratorium on oil well drilling in the gulf. With responsible oversight and supervision
Thats sorta been the problem . Oversight has been nonexistent and supervison has been "baksheesh driven"
The oil company argument is that seafood is 1% of the economuy of the Gulf but oil services and drilling is 16%. However, , boatbuilding, real estate, hospitality , etc account for , collectively, greater than 50% of the economy.
I dont think they have a foolproof method of blowout prevention in their quivers yet. That alone needs to be pilot tested and made available to prevent even more of these events.
This isnt Nigeria where the oil prodeuction has left the land and gulf a toxic wasteland.