Thursday, February 16, 2006

If you don't want drilling off your coast, fine- pay an energy surcharge

You can help defray the cost of energy that you help increase for all of America.

That goes double for Fla, N.J. and Cali.
These are the states fighting to keep drilling away from any substantial deposits.
Because of the "potential" to ruin our precious beaches by a oil spill.

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said he was worried drilling off Virginia would create a "domino effect" that would lead to energy development and the potential threat of oil spills elsewhere along the Atlantic coast

"Our beaches are just too precious to play Russian roulette with," said Menendez.

Menendez and Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer of California are planning bills to bar development in their state's coastal waters.

Ok, you weinies- if there is a leak on a natural gas well, there WON'T. BE. A. SPILL. it will go into the atmosphere to eat another hole in the Ozone layer.
Modern oil wells have vast and complex safety measures and equipment designed to PREVENT oil spills from most foreseeable causes. Want to know why? Besides from the bad PR- oil spills COST MONEY- alot of money. Not only the clean-up and fines, but lost product.

Your ocean views won't be very much marred by wellheads so small and far out that you have to LOOK -HARD- to see them. I used to live in Port Aransas, Tx (before it became a tourist trap/retirement community) and delt with the results of PEMEX's spill of over 15 years ago.
Guess what? You can't tell the difference between those tarballs and the NATURAL oil seeps.
You know Mother Natures' oil spills. And the The wellheads and platforms give a sense of scale to the featureless water, so you can sense it's vastness.

Also, you enviro-weinies, think of the fish habitat that the rigs will produce. Some of the best fishing in the close-in gulf is around the platforms.

Gawd, if they don't want to do anything but hurt our energy supply, shut their supply off.
(sorry Guy, you can always move to Texas)

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