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Friday, October 03, 2008

Drill Baby Drill!

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a detailed study of the likely outcome of offshore drilling for their Annual Energy Outlook 2007, titled "Impacts of Increased Access to Oil and Natural Gas Resources in the Lower 48 Federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)."

This isn't some "liberal spin" organization. It's the DOE. The same DOE that liberals like to say is "in the pocket" of oil companies:

The projections in the OCS access case indicate that access to the Pacific, Atlantic, and eastern Gulf regions would not have a significant impact on domestic crude oil and natural gas production or prices before 2030.

And what about after 2030? How much more oil would we get?

...annual crude oil production in 2030 is projected to be 7 percent higher...any impact on average wellhead prices is expected to be insignificant...
Only seven percent increase after 20 years. And even in 2030, there is not significant impact on prices? Basically that's ZERO increases EVER as far as I'm concerned. Forget environmental concerns, that's just a waste of time, effort and money.

So why does McCain like to talk about it?

Because he knows that it pushes the buttons of his opponents and wins him votes so he can take your hard earned money and line the pockets of his buddies. The oil industry doesn't give a crap about offshore drilling. They know there's nothing out there. They just want a campaign issue to fight on that appeals to Americans.

And they got it. 60% of Americans, who have been tricked and duped by the McCain spin doctors think that the "offshore drilling issue" is a "significant reason" to support McCain.

You can't blame the American people. We are being LIED TO. McCain's camp has convinced us that offshore drilling is going to make a difference... while they laugh behind their backs at our ignorance. Please email the DOE link to as many people you know that think drilling is important.

Here's the DOE link again:
http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/aeo/otheranalysis/ongr.html

This issue is a *red herring*. And if you think it matters, you're a sucker. And your tax dollars will go to people who are laughing at you.

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