Thursday, June 26, 2008

Alaska's Governor Supports Drilling in ANWR, OCS

Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska (pictured above) submitted this letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on the importance of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to address the energy crisis. Sen. Reid is a staunch foe of opening ANWR and has a long track record blocking ANWR legislation. Gov. Palin's letter stated how ANWR could provide 1 million barrels of oil a day and provide relief at the pump for all Americans over time.

Gov. Palin strongly supports opening ANWR to oil and gas development as well as environmentally responsible development of the outer continental shelf (OCS). ANWR and OCS are headline news across the nation now due to the record level prices of oil and gasoline.

ANWR production will benefit the nation with long-term jobs in all 50 states for services and infrastructure construction and maintenance. Federal taxes from oil production totally over 200 billion dollars would be used to fund alternative energies and future energy development for over 3 decades to come. ANWR oil is worth $1.3 trillion to the nation at today’s prices.

Link.

MP: How about we let the people of Alaska decide? 75% of Alaskans support exploration and production in ANWR.

13 Comments:

At 6/26/2008 9:07 AM, Blogger Todd said...

In what way is it surprising that Alaskans want to increase their dividends from the Alaska Permanent Fund?

 
At 6/26/2008 9:11 AM, Anonymous bob wright said...

Apparently, Democrats are only willing to grant home rule to their favorite sons in places like Metro Detroit.

All others are forced to come before their alter of environmentalism to be anointed by their priests with the holy water of home rule or energy independence.

But only true believers or those who bring a sacrifice are anointed.

If you believe that wind mills and solar panels are the only path to energy independence, you are anointed.

If you are willing to sacrifice the industrial prowess and standard of living of all Americans by preventing oil exploration and development, you are anointed.

Otherwise, you will be cast out into utter darkness [literally and figuratively].

 
At 6/26/2008 10:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One more reason to advance the "Alaska Fox" to the national stage.

 
At 6/26/2008 11:14 AM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

> If you believe that wind mills and solar panels are the only path to energy independence, you are anointed.

If you believe that wind mills and solar panels are A path to energy independence, you are a fool as well as an ignorant twit, singularly lacking for any semblance of reason, rationality, research ability, or intellectual talent of any kind.

The reason they, despite massive subsidization around the world for the last 30 years, STILL require subsidization to get people to buy them is because they AREN'T COST EFFECTIVE, and NEVER will be. The fact that they STILL need to be heavily subsidized should be sufficient to make ANYONE, no matter how much they like the idea, take notice and look seriously into the problems they face as well as create. Having done so (or failing thereof) and continuing to support them or argue in the favor of continued support for them (including subsidization) demonstrates an utter and complete lack of thinking ability of any kind, one which ought to result in termination of all franchise rights.

 
At 6/26/2008 11:35 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"The reason they, despite massive subsidization around the world for the last 30 years, STILL require subsidization to get people to buy them is because they AREN'T COST EFFECTIVE, and NEVER will be"...

Well OBloodyHell I actually don't disagree with your sentiments regarding windmills and solar panels...

YET maybe just maybe in the not to distant future solar panels (assuming one lives in places where they'll be practical) might possibly have some real potential...

Check out this Pop-Sci article: Nanosolar Powersheet

 
At 6/26/2008 12:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you believe that DOMESTIC DRILLING is A path to energy independence, you are a fool as well as an ignorant twit, singularly lacking for any semblance of reason, rationality, research ability, or intellectual talent of any kind.

 
At 6/26/2008 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one is pointing out that when Kudlow asked her about how drilling on ANWR would have no effect on prices and our oil independence, that she changed the subject. Even she could not come up with a reason to drill there. What she did not say is that drilling in ANWR will give her state more income and thus allow her to grow the size of the government , as all Republicans like to do now.

 
At 6/26/2008 1:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alaska residents have overwhelmingly supported drilling in ANWR for many years. Somehow, this never makes it into media discussions on the subject. Flordia residents typically have been split over offshore drilling in their state, with a 2006 poll showing 51% of residents in favor. But yet, on June 20th, the St. Louis Examiner stated "Offshore drilling is not popular in many - if any - coastal states, particularly Florida", and I recently heard another news report that stated offshore drilling "is strongly opposed by Florida residents". News cycle wise, I guess resident opinion only matters if a few of them have "the right one".

 
At 6/26/2008 1:22 PM, Blogger Marko said...

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At 6/26/2008 1:27 PM, Blogger Marko said...

"Todd said...
In what way is it surprising that Alaskans want to increase their dividends from the Alaska Permanent Fund?"

In the way that we are not seeing NIMBY, which we usually see when the feds want to do something BAD in your backyard, unlike this, which is something good. Creates jobs, lowers oil prices. How does the left get away with constantly hurting the economy, sending jobs over sees, and then blaming it on republicants?

Just remember, we can't conserve our way out of this problem. (repeat this whenever they say "we can't drill our way out of this problem") I am thinking they don't want to solve the problem, because then they can't use it as a weapon against Bush.

Anonymous said...
"If you believe that DOMESTIC DRILLING is A path to energy independence, you are a fool . . . "

I guess it depends on what you mean by independent. If it means what a normal, non-stupid person means, then obviously drilling our own oil makes us less dependent on oil from other countries. I mean duh. A better route is to use increased domestic drilling, increased nuclear power, and whatever else a massively deregulated market would bear (like wind and solar). But you don't want that, do you, you fascist. You want the government to control it all. And YOU don't like domestic drilling, so you won't let anyone else do it.

Anonymous said...
"No one is pointing out that when Kudlow asked her about how drilling on ANWR would have no effect on prices and our oil independence, that she changed the subject. . . "

You must have seen a different interview, or, oh wait, you are just a moron. Really, how stupid do you have to be to not understand that drilling more oil will lower the prices? That even preparing to drill more oil will lower prices? That drilling our own oil makes us more independent?

I really think the left has gone stark, raving, mad. Really. Their arguments now are not even coherent. For example, more drilling won't help the shortage. Or that this is because of speculators, but a propsed massive increase in supply won't affect the speculators. Or worst of all, prices are too high so lets punish the people trying hard to pump as much as possible for making money, thereby driving more production and jobs overseas and pushing up the price.


I mean, their arguments used to make some kind of sense, even if they were wrong. Now it is just confused shouting.

 
At 6/26/2008 1:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You all need to get off the back of Alaska and look at proven reserves in the rest of the U.S.

For example, California has more proven reserves than Alaska. How many of you experts know about all the drilling (happening right now) and literally thousands of oil wells that have been drilled in the city of Los Angeles?

Time to take off the blinders kids. We have all the oil we could possibly want in this country and ample time to develop alternate sources of energy for when oil runs out long after we're all dead.

 
At 6/26/2008 2:35 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"If you believe that DOMESTIC DRILLING is A path to energy independence, you are a fool as well as an ignorant twit, singularly lacking for any semblance of reason, rationality, research ability, or intellectual talent of any kind"...

Well now for want of a better or more polite description (just can't think of one) of that comment, are the words of a congenital idiot showing the inability of understanding the laws of supply and demand...

The fact that Kudlow rightly pointed out that there would be no immediate effect on price was already obvious to the governor with his question but I'm sure Kudlow had to throw that in there for the sake of the other retards in the audience...

"No one is pointing out that when Kudlow asked her about how drilling on ANWR would have no effect on prices and our oil independence, that she changed the subject."...

Apparently the anon who makes this commet either is lying outright or doesn't under the simple English that Kudlow & Palin were using on the show...

"You all need to get off the back of Alaska and look at proven reserves in the rest of the U.S."...

What is so sacrosanct about Alaska?

Anyway to answer your implied question in your Alaska comment, let's take a look: N.D. study estimates 167 billion barrels of oil in Bakken

Let's not stop there since this is the 21st century: America’s Endowment of Solid and Liquid Fuels Resources

 
At 6/27/2008 9:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't we missing the point here... Alaska's Governor is kind of hot!

 

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