NOTE WHERE THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AREA IS.
(it's in the "ANWR Coastal Plain")
ISN'T ANWR BEAUTIFUL? WHY SHOULD WE DRILL HERE (AND DESTROY) THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE? WELL. THAT'S NOT EXACTLY THE TRUTH.
Do you remember the map? The map showed that the proposed drilling area is in the ANWR Coastal Plain. Do those photographs look like a coastal plain to you? WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?
THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE. THAT IS NOT WHERE THEY ARE WANTING TO DRILL!
THIS IS WHAT THE PROPOSED EXPLORATION AREA ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE IN THE WINTER ...
AND THIS IS WHAT IT ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE IN THE SUMMER ...
AS YOU CAN SEE, THE AREA WHERE THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT DRILLING IS A BARREN WASTELAND. OH... AND THEY SAY THAT THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE EFFECT ON THE LOCAL WILDLIFE. HERE IS A PHOTO (SHOT DURING THE SUMMER) OF THE"DEPLETED WILDLIFE" SITUATION CREATED BY DRILLING AROUND PRUDHOE BAY *. DON'T YOU THINK THAT THE CARIBOU REALLY HATE THAT DRILLING?
HERE'S THAT SAME SPOT DURING THE WINTER.
HEY, THIS BEAR SEEMS TO REALLY HATE THE PIPELINE NEAR PRUDHOE BAY *.*The Prudhoe bay area accounts for 17% of U.S. domestic oil production.
NOW, WHY DO YOU THINK THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE LYING ABOUT ANWR?
REMEMBER WHEN AL GORE SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD WORK TO ARTIFICIALLY RAISE GAS PRICESTO $5.00 A GALLON? WELL. AL GORE AND HIS FELLOW DEMOCRATS HAVE ALMOST REACHED THEIR GOAL!
NOW THAT YOU KNOW THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN LYING,WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
In the year 2000, (the very first day of his presidency), George Bush was talking about our energy crisis and the need to drill in ANWAR. The oil, (conservative projections say 20 Billion Barrels), would now have been flowing to the U.S. over the past 2 to 3 years. (That is enough oil to allow us the option to import 0 (that's zero, zilch, none, nada!!!) barrels from foreign countries for a period of 30 years, hum???) Perhaps it's time we get started going after some of our own energy resources...
Did you know that other countries, (including Mexico and Cuba), are drilling just 90 miles off shore of Florida and California? We let them do that, but our own Government won't allow American Companies to do the same thing. I would trust U.S. Companies over Mexican and Cuban Companies any day of the week to do it wiser and safer. Did you know that the 'Green Peacers' have not allowed us to build a single oil refinery in this country in the last 35 years? And we wonder why the price of oil is so volatile.
It's time to drill here, drill now, and pay less. Think about it when you vote in November...
The CAPS in this story were there from the original and I didn't feel like taking the time to decap it and tone it down a bit. But, I'd say that I'd agree with nearly 99% of the story in total. I've written to my senators and congressman. We are the greatest and most powerful country in the world. We COULD have $1.00 a gallon of gasoline again IF we went after what we have right here in our own country.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." ~Edmund Burke