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Energy to Spare
American Spectator, by Doug Bandow

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/14/2012 6:12:48 AM

With an Arab Fall if not Winter dominating the Middle East, the U.S. is under pressure to intervene even more. Unfortunately, reliance on imported oil continues to entangle Washington in the Middle East’s volatile politics. Some analysts advocate more subsidies for alternative energy in response. It would be better to free North America’s abundant natural resources, providing the U.S. with a brighter economic future. Americans have endured multiple energy “crises” centered on the Mideast over the last four decades. Arab oil producers imposed an embargo during the Nixon administration, which had bizarrely discouraged domestic production with price controls.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 12/14/2012 6:52:25 AM     (No. 9064783)

Because to do so would cause lower energy prices, and the enviro-nazis would have a fit.

So, the Dhimms in power take their money, and restrict the freedoms of normal citizens, and blame someone else for the problems...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/14/2012 7:07:01 AM     (No. 9064795)

There´s really no end to various liberal groups killing this country off,economically and socially. So many to pick from,it´s hard to choose. But to me the environmentalists have been the biggest job killers of all.Billions are squandered on environmental impact studies,just to build simple things.They throw in endangered species as a sympathetic ploy to get public support behind them.They´re trying to price fossils out of the affordability range to empower low output,prohibitively expensive alternatives.They´re blocking the XL pipeline on the filmiest of excuses.

Frivious lawsuits filed on behalf of the environmentalists,are costing business billions to defend against. A ruling has come down on BP well drilling offshore because they have been deemed felons by left wing lawyers.

Obama ordered BP to put up an incredible $17 billion for the damage of the spill when the real cost was around $ 5 billion.The rest is shakedown money for trial lawyers to fight over with absurd theories as the reasons.They still have subs in the area looking for globs of oil.

These people laughed and mocked Limbaugh for saying microbes eat the oil.Everything on the earth has some sort of defense and survival mechanism.

Somewhere around 8 years ago my daughter got the bright idea she wanted to go to law school. Fisrt she had to pass the LSAT which is some legal variation of the SAT. I remeber her study guides were nothing but hypotheticals on how to sue for various forms of environmental damage and the type busiess to go after.
She decided this goonery wasn´t for her.

These peole have also attacked the logging industry and have stopped common sense plans to protect the forrests,causing these massive wilfires.They´d rather see their precious animals burn up in fires than the logging industry make a dime in profit doing forrest maitinence.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 12/14/2012 7:35:08 AM     (No. 9064829)

Energy independence would have the added benefit of freeing us from coercion by Arab countries, allowing the US to return to it´s former policy of supporting democracies around the world, especially in the middle east (i.e. Israel). Not while this administration remains in power, of course, but hope springs eternal that sanity will once again prevail in our governance.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 12/14/2012 7:37:15 AM     (No. 9064831)

Correction: "its" not "it´s". Sorry, sorry, sorry.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: suedotsue, 12/14/2012 7:43:03 AM     (No. 9064845)

It´s a different and worse problem than the author says. The following has been attributed by industry experts to decisions of the Obama admin.: During the first five months of 2012 our total oil imports fell by 6 percent compared to the same time in 2011. We get oil from several countries most notably Canada. Though we used less oil, what Obama did was lower the amount we get from safer parts of the world. He deliberately increased our imports from Saudi Arabia by 29% and from the Persian Gulf overall by 33%. Now Obama can say we´re more reliant on oil from countries that supposedly don´t like us. Ha Ha. They love Obama. He gave the Persian Gulf more of our business so we´d be in greater danger.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/14/2012 8:17:17 AM     (No. 9064918)

What has gone under reported is the success in freeing tight oil from shale through horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. The horizontal drilling allows the pipe to follow the shale deposit. The fracturing creates and props open the cracks so the oil in the impermeable rock can flow to the pipe. Oil production has increased with tight oil adding roughly 600,000 bpd to 100,000 bpd coming from conventional pools of oil. In TX the tight oil production has added 1 million bpd to the 1 million bpd from conventional formations. Neither state requires permitting from the feds to drill on private lands.

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