First they said that High Impact Shale drilling at home would make us safer from the terrorists. The truth is that we get none of our gas from the Middle East. Most of our imported gas comes from Canada.
Now they push for access to our precious protected spaces like ANWAR and the coastline under the premise that we can become energy independent.
Then why are exports of oil soaring?
WASHINGTON3 (Reuters) – While the U.S. oil industry want access to more federal lands to help reduce reliance on foreign suppliers, American-based companies are shipping record amounts of gasoline and diesel fuel to other countries.
A record 1.6 million barrels a day in U.S. refined petroleum products were exported during the first four months of this year, up 33 percent from 1.2 million barrels a day over the same period in 2007. Shipments this February topped 1.8 million barrels a day for the first time during any month, according to final numbers from the Energy Department.
The surge in exports appears to contradict the pleas from the U.S. oil industry and the Bush administration for Congress to open more offshore waters and Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling
President lies. AGAIN!
“We can help alleviate shortages by drilling for oil and gas in our own country,” President Bush told reporters this week. “We have got the opportunity to find more crude oil here at home.”
This is about pure GREED and the sooner you people realize it the sooner we can do something about it.