Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.

I don’t think that anyone can dispute that we are in a full-fledged energy crisis. Skyrocketing oil prices are endangering our economic security and standard of living. We have seen the immediate impact at the pump, but sharply higher prices on the way with every good and service in our economy since everything is dependant upon oil in some way.

Do we need to conserve? Yes. Do we need more wind solutions? Absolutely. Do we need to look at solar energy? Of course. How about hybrid, electric, and hydrogen fuel cell cars? Duh.

We must do everything in our power to attack this energy crisis. That includes drilling for the oil we are currently sitting on in this country. We are the only country in the world prohibiting itself from further development of its own natural resources. Drilling can be done without major environmental impacts and must be done to protect our national security.

American Solutions is a non-partisan organization trying to rise above partisan politics to provide real solutions to our most significant problems. They are currently runing a petition drive demanding that our politicians remove the restrictions on domestic oil production for the sake of our economy and national security. I urge you to check them out and sign the petition if you are so inclined.

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5 Responses to “Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.”

  1. mgm1 Says:

    I wholeheartedly disagree. The idea that drilling for oil will “attack” an energy crisis is gravely misguided at best. Drilling for oil doesn’t address the fact that the energy crisis comes from the wild consumption of white suburban Americans, or that a great deal of energy is constantly wasted in inefficient infrastructure. Drilling for oil is a band-aid on a busted, broken, and bigoted system. Leave it in the ground, and get rid of your car.

  2. Steven Says:

    With the gas prices going up, it is becoming ever more painful to drive a car these days.
    Since our government is not doing anything about it, it is up to us to use less gas and that may tip the balance of supply and demand in our favor.
    So here are some tips to save on gas: (Read it thoroughly)

    1. If you drive to work every day see if you can telecommute from home. Or, bring the work home with you and go to work fewer days a week.
    2. Try to use public transportation to work.
    3. Ask coworkers who live near you if you can carpool with them.
    4. Make the smaller trips using a bicycle. (it is good for your health as well). If you do not have a bicycle, you can get one for the price of one fill up. It will pay for its self in a couple of months.
    5. Do not look for parking. Just park the car anywhere and walk the rest. Or, pool it into the parking or valley. With these prices it may be cheaper to bite the bullet and pay the few bucks.
    6. If you have more than one car, always take the smaller car if you can.
    7. If you want to go out for the evening always look for places closest to you and designate one person to pickup everyone.
    8. Do not use air conditioning. Open windows.
    9. Never fill up the tank. Fill half.
    10. Look for routs with the least stops.
    11. Drive the car in a way that you need to break the least amount of time. Do not exonerate if you know that you need to stop in a few harder feet.
    12. Never drive past 60 mile/hour. After 60 the consumption of gasoline goes up exponentially.
    13. If you are in the market to buy a car, get a hybrid and smallest possible engine you can get.

  3. Bryan Says:

    mgm1: Thanks for bringing racism and name calling to the table instead of rational discussion.

    We do need to to find alternatives to oil and are actually doing so. However, the alternatives will take time. We still need reasonable-priced oil until then.

    This is still a free nation, and I’ll drive whatever I want thank you very much.

  4. Chris - honda generators fan Says:

    I couldn’t agree more. I’m going 90-95% solar in our new house so I am on board with conserving energy but sheesh, we can’t conserve our way out of this crisis. And we can drill without harming the countryside. The only people who want to continue to block drilling are those who want to use this crisis to further other agendas, like decreasing American sovereignty.

  5. WeTheSheeple Says:

    Every time the oil industry (i.e. Republicans) say we should “do everything”, that translates into “drill now, conservation & alternatives later”. We don’t need “reasonable-priced oil”, the current high prices are the only thing finally forcing Americans to at least think about how wasteful we are. No pain, no gain. IF we drill more & IF we find oil & IF it comes to market soon & IF we force the oil companies to sell it at a discount to Americans & IF that actually brings down the price of gas, how will the typical American respond??? They’ll go right back to their old habits of clogging the highways driving monster SUVs. Yes, you have the right to drive any vehicle you want (so long as you’re willing to pay the price in fuel for your 8mpg), but you have no right to cheap fuel. Stupid is as stupid does…..


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