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  1. I never fail to be amused by the notion that once we remove the necessity for our reliance on foreign oil that our simply wonderful American corporations will use our newly discovered “American” oil to help out consumers in this country. What a laugh at the expense of our environment no less. Prices won’t be lowered. Oil is a universal product that will be sold to the highest bidder-not necessarily an American bidder at all. Prices won’t go lower; they will float along with the price of oil from anywhere else in the world. Supply won’t be steadier; they will play the same phony shortage game that they play every summer, when prices rise as if summer just snuck up on them.

    1. You are probably right on that one. Remember Enron? The brownouts in California were man-made. Once people discover how easy it is to wreck a state’s political system by switching off the power, they don’t forget the lesson. Look at California then and now.

  2. What I can’t understand is why anybody would want to add more oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Every year they have to be shut down during hurricane season. Who benefits from this? Not the gasoline customers when the gas prices go up, or the sea life, or the tourists, or the fishing industry.

    Given the choice between oil spilling on land and on water, a land spill allows a longer cleanup time before it seeps into the water supply. The results of 2008 oil spills in the Mississippi River and off the cost of Texas are documented by the Coast Guard News:

    Coast Guard responding to Gulf of Mexico oil spill:


    1. Hi, Mari –
      I just keep thinking of all the oil spills in the past, including the ones in Tampa Bay. One of those spills offshore could make a huge impact on our beaches and water sports as we know them, effectively putting an end to Gulf Coast Florida’s tourism-driven economy. Too much is at risk. I’d really rather not have to worry about that, especially during the increasingly violent and volatile storm seasons, when we have more than enough other issues with which to deal.

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