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Old 06-28-2010, 06:24 PM
 
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We have enough oil in Canada to supply the USA for about a hundred years. Us Canuks are going to be the new Saudi's of the north.
The US has plenty of oil too but the environmentalists have made onshore or shallow water drilling next to impossible and the building of new refineries too expensive.
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:32 PM
 
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The US has plenty of oil too but the environmentalists have made onshore or shallow water drilling next to impossible and the building of new refineries too expensive.
While some may not like what the environmentalists have done their work is necessary to ensure that planet earth stays at least somewhat habitable.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:05 PM
 
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While some may not like what the environmentalists have done their work is necessary to ensure that planet earth stays at least somewhat habitable.
Were the unintended consequences of this deep water well leak worth environmentalists driven banned drilling in geologically safer areas? I doubt it!
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:26 PM
 
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Were the unintended consequences of this deep water well leak worth environmentalists driven banned drilling in geologically safer areas? I doubt it!
Pray tell just were are these supposed "geologically safer areas?"

Undersea geology is a infant science at best so there is no 100% sure way to declare a tectonic plate as "safe".....now is there?
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:46 AM
 
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The oceans are part of our food basket as well the waterways throughout the country.

Even dogs are smart enough and don’t defecate in their food bowl.

We need to keep our waterways and oceans clean and usable.

Last edited by AksarbeN; 06-29-2010 at 09:59 AM..
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:26 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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"Our unbridled pursuit of untapped energy is taking us into treacherous new territory."

Gross: The True Costs of 'Tough' Oil - Newsweek

At some point in time mankind will have to wean itself from the teat of easy energy known as "oil".
1. That time is now (we peaked worldwide in 2005)
2. There is no replacement for oil
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:52 PM
 
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As a former nuclear pipefitter who built our subs i must chime in.Without cutting corners in constructing,maintaining and running with competent and properly compensated staff.Nuclear can be very safe and the nuclear waste properly stored.Nuclear energy produces huge amounts of electricity.A 5,000 sq. ft home(totally not needed) with modern knowledge of insulating a home,will cost $500 a month to heat with electricity in alaska,...when its 50 below.Electric cars with electric fuel stations.No ruining of the paper thin layer of atmosphere that protects the earth from the end.The deep water horizon catastrophy will dwarth the chernobyl catastrophy by 10,000 fold.The gulf of mexico,the atlantic ocean are ruined,....forever.They cannot stop this catastrophe.It will continue to erupt until it spits out 2 billion barrels(not gallons)of oil.Nobody wants to be honest about what happened.I could go on but i'm taking the family on a weeks vacation and want to forget for a week.Eat whatever seafood you want soon.Remember what it tastes like and tell your children to taste and remember.Don't scare the kids with whats going to happen in the next months and years.Economically,environmentally we are screwed.Peace
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Old 07-03-2010, 05:06 AM
 
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As a former nuclear pipefitter who built our subs i must chime in.Without cutting corners in constructing,maintaining and running with competent and properly compensated staff.Nuclear can be very safe and the nuclear waste properly stored.Nuclear energy produces huge amounts of electricity.A 5,000 sq. ft home(totally not needed) with modern knowledge of insulating a home,will cost $500 a month to heat with electricity in alaska,...when its 50 below.Electric cars with electric fuel stations.No ruining of the paper thin layer of atmosphere that protects the earth from the end.The deep water horizon catastrophy will dwarth the chernobyl catastrophy by 10,000 fold.The gulf of mexico,the atlantic ocean are ruined,....forever.They cannot stop this catastrophe.It will continue to erupt until it spits out 2 billion barrels(not gallons)of oil.Nobody wants to be honest about what happened.I could go on but i'm taking the family on a weeks vacation and want to forget for a week.Eat whatever seafood you want soon.Remember what it tastes like and tell your children to taste and remember.Don't scare the kids with whats going to happen in the next months and years.Economically,environmentally we are screwed.Peace
Uranium production is due to peak in 2018.
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