Thursday, March 17, 2005

ANWR

I'm so glad the Senate rejected the Cantwell amendment yesterday that would have taken out the ANWR provision in the budget.

I don't understand democrats. They say we need to become less dependent on foreign oil but don't want to build any new refineries or explore for new oil reserves on our own land.

And please don't give me the "we're going to ruin the pristine environment". We are better stewards of the environment than any other country on the planet.

It's as if in a dems eyes it's not OK to control in an environmentally sound way how we explore and get new oil but it is OK to buy oil from other countries that care nothing about environmental impact and are just in it for the money.

Take Cantwell's statement from the other night (3-15);

"I believe our energy policy must be very aggressive in creating a future for new energy technology and renewable, in making a down payment on getting off of our over-dependence on foreign oil, and, specifically in continuing to diversify off of our country's dependence on oil in general."

If she believes in this why can't she see that drilling in ANWR would lessen our dependence on foreign oil and in the mean time we are trying to come up w/ new ways to live without oil. It's just going to take time.

And it is just ignorant to think we are going to all of the sudden stop using oil.

We need to become less dependent on oil and work more with renewable fuels but while we make that cross over, that may take about 100yrs. IMO, we are going to need to have out own oil supplies so I say Drill ANWR (like a prom queen).



UPDATE:
Map of Proposed Development Area.

Link (pdf)

See that little red square?