A real discussion, the only rules are:
1.Â Every claim must be backed by fact, meaning credible sources must be named and how to find them. Opinion must also have sources. (if you can find a source to back your opinion, you sound more credible!)
2. NO and I mean absolutely NO name calling! If you are going to discredit someone, it must be done in debate fashion, discredit them with sourced facts. I want us to act like adults here, not school-yard children!
Here is theÂ cue... Get your thinking cap on and go research it!
Occording to The Washington Post, President George W. Bush rescinded his fathers ban on off shore drilling, however he will need congress to get in line behind him. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/14/AR2008071401049.html
What are your thoughts. What will happen to the economy, to gas prices, to the environment...etc if we drill for oil... or use oil shale coming from Utah and colorado? Can we do this safely?
With Gas prices soaring and alot of Americans feeling the pinch...(I think I have a bruise from it) I think our best bet is to do something to alleveate it. I don't think our situation will get any better if we continue to rely on foriegn oil sources to supply us with our gluttonous gas guzzling. I think that along with tapping into our resources, we also need to find alternatives too, so everone will have a chance to choose which one they want best... Alternative energyÂ I have always said I wanted a hydrogen car. I am personally stuck at the moment driving using gas, my car gets 30mpg and is in great running shape, I will not be able to afford a new car until afterÂ I graduate if even then. I think that if we reduce our dependence on foreign oils, we will see our economy stablize. If it is true that we have a shortage, then of course the prices will be high, now if we drill we then will be able to make more that is needed and the supply and demand curves will change. More supply means more demand means lower prices.Â Supply and Demand
I found an interesting site which shows how Austrailia has reduced the environmental effects of drilling. Read here.
Now let us be enlightened!