Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less: Sign Petition!

Is anyone else feeling the pain at the pump or the grocery store? Our current dependence on foreign oil is primarily caused by the fact that our legislators have bowed to the will of environmental special interest groups for decades & have basically made it impossible to develop new locations to drill off the coast of the US nor to convert our vast shale reserves into Oil. Our dependence on foreign oil in turn is causing fuel prices to increase as worldwide demand for oil increases in developing Nations like China & India. Higher fuel prices are in turn causing everything else to cost more from travel to shipping & transporting products. You may have noticed that even Ammo prices are on the rise.

Currently it is illegal to drill for oil off the coast of Florida. China is glad - that will leave all that untapped oil for them as China is planning to start drilling about 50 miles off the Florida Coast through a deal with Cuba. Besides tapping into reserves that rightly belongs to the US, Cuba does not have high environmental protection standards that US drilling companies do so our coasts would be at much greater risk from a Cuba/China drill operation just 50 miles off our coast than they would be by allowing a US operation off the coast. If we don't drill for it, China will.

It is time we let our legislators know that it is time to listen to we the people, and we the people say it's time to drill. We the people are tired of skyrocketing fuel prices that are only bound to grow worse if we don't start drilling here at home & converting our vast shale resources into oil. We need inexpensive energy because it is the basis of our entire economy. Someday Solar energy could be the big thing, but the technology is not yet as inexpensive & efficient as it needs to be to reach a point of being cost effective. For anyone that thinks high energy prices only hurt the big Corporations, remember that in the end Corporations don't pay for energy, we the consumers do when we buy their products. Join over 300,000 fellow Americans & Sign the Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less Petition.

Facts about U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Resources Currently Closed To Development:

38 Billion Barrels of U.S. Oil Resources Inaccessible.
1 Trillion Barrels of U.S. Oil Shale Illegal to Develop.
Research from the Platform of the American People:
73% of the American people agree that with appropriate safeguards to protect the environment, we should drill for oil off America's coasts to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

H/T to Glenn Beck.

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