Terry

Hackettstown, NJ

#1 Mar 7, 2011
There's 500 years worth of oil in Alaska.
There's a 1,000 years of oil in shale in Colorado.

We've all heard it before.

The facts:

If they haven't found that much oil in all the 10's of thousands of wells they've already drilled, they aren't going to find those kind of
reserves there either.

If the US had used oil from Texas as a singular source, Texas oil would have long ago been bone dry.
And people back then thought Texas and Pennsylvania oil would have been enough not for 500 years, but enough for the US forever.

The long strategy (shhhh, keep it quiet dummy):

If the US was to drill and use all that oil up, then we would truly be hostages of mid-east oil.
However if the world uses all the mid-east oil up first, then we will still have those reserves because we practiced something called
conservation.

Conservatives used to be able to recognize the word conservation back when Teddy Roosevelt was around.

The real question:

Are you willing to turn the natural beauty of America and turn it into a strip mine/ oil derrick laden landscape so that you can save .50
cents at the pump, make a few people super rich, and risk your great grand children being held hostage by mid-east oil later?

Think about it.

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