Newt Gingrich: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less

I found this at Pat Dollard’s site. This should have been said and done 30 years ago. Be sure to Sign The Petition at the link below.

A Real Change Campaign to Lower Your Gas Prices

As gas prices continue to increase, Congress continues to blame others while ignoring practical steps to stop the pain Americans are feeling at the pump. To lower gasoline prices and reduce our dependence on foreign oil, we need real solutions to our energy challenges.

Watch Newt Gingrich provide an update to our new Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less. campaign:

Background

The average price for a gallon of gas is now $3.93, this is $.72 higher than a year ago.

The U.S. Congress has acted, but in the wrong direction. Last week, the Senate voted narrowly against reversing a moratorium on oil-shale development.

Federal officials and industry experts estimate that up to 1.8 trillion barrels of oil is trapped in the region’s oil shale, or three times the proven reserves of Saudi Arabia.

Laws and policies that restrict access to America’s abundant energy drive up the price of fuel and electricity. They cause widespread layoffs and leave workers and families struggling to survive, as the cost of everything they eat, drive, wear and do spirals higher.

Research from the Platform of the American People

73% of the American people agree that with appropriate safeguards to protect the environment, we should drill for oil off America’s coasts to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

Head to the American Solutions site for more data and info.

From Pat Dollard

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17 Responses

  1. Oh yes. Because the solution to the problem of oil prices is, of course, further raping the landscape. Rather than – say – parking up your gas-guzzling pickup truck, getting off your (statistically probably) overweight arse and perhaps walking somewhere from time to time.

  2. Dumbass. I suggest you try pulling a bulldozer by hand over a 2 state working area sometime.

  3. Interestingly enough, the child safety laws have made it impossible for people with 2 or more small children to carry the kids w/accoutrements (toys, diaper bags, changes of clothing, spare bottles if used) for day care.

    So there you have it. Suburban moms would LOVE to be able to drive a gas-sipping vehicle, but those darn government laws make it illegal to have children under a certain age ride without a safety seat and they take up so darn much room in the limited back seat space of a Neon. Perhaps they could be retrofitted into the trunk space. God forbid you should have triplets that require 3 infant car seats. Those same darn intrusive government people won’t let you leave them home alone all day, either, so that isn’t an option.

    So, we can’t take the SUVs and minivans away from the moms because of government rules. I know! Let’s take the schoolbuses off the road, and make all the kids ride bicycles to school during rush hour. None of the highways around here even have shoulders on the road, so the kids will have to ride in traffic. THAT’s going to slow the commute way down but it’s all for saving mother earth.

    Something that would have a big impact on fuel use would be to quit shipping food into cities! Think of all the fuel that would be saved. They can grow food hydroponically, so it’s really a waste of our resources. Of course, it would also be far more expensive, but that’s not my problem as it would cause less raping of mother earth. City people are too fat, anyway.

  4. I say go for the shale oil. It isn’t like the “environmentalists” have any answers. They hate oil, and don’t like the alternatives.

  5. no actually we do have some answers, but I want to see some hard facts laid down here on the true costs of processing oil shale into usable fuel and the true costs of drilling in ANWR. I’ll give you a hint as to how going about making it economically feasible, reduce the cost of the bloated military that subsidies our shipment of oil from other countries safely, but at the same time, make sure you pay every american citizen a user fee for taking oil out of our property. yes all of us own a portion of ANWR, so be fair on your calculations.

    if you are just going to spot Big Oil talking points don’t bother blaming it on one party or another group without presenting the real numbers of it.

    prove it to me it is economically feasible and would drop gas prices and I will buy in.

    guess you got some work to do…. good luck

  6. Well you’re seeing the true cost of NOT drilling here and dealing with the oil ticks, the AArabs. Heaven forbid we become independent of them.

  7. like i said don’t prove it to me in opinion, prove it to me in facts. the facts didn’t play out in favor of drilling in ANWR 10,15 & 20 years ago, so show they will now. if it is so easy to do, then show it in numbers, otherwise don’t give me this “security” “towelhead” answer because opinions are like *******, everyones got one, while facts don’t lie.

    here I’ll provide you with a starting point…. Oil Imports by Country now all you have to do is prove we can get 30 years of oil out of ANWR that can completely replace that out of the Middle East and that it will be cheaper and if we are not buying it from them who else will to “strangle hold” their cash supplies?

  8. You wouldn’t listen anyway. Fact is we can’t survive without oil, and we won’t survive long without our own sources.

    I’m in favor of nuclear power. What say you? Good luck….

  9. Well, I’m all for letting the rest of the world take care of their own military problems. I’m freaking tired of subsidizing the rest of the world in food and medicine, too. We’d save a LOT on foreign aid, aid to Africa, and don’t even get me started on the worthless United Nations.

  10. i have very little issues with Nuclear power, Yucca mountain needs to be opened back up and vitrification needs to be resumed at places like Hanford. nuclear does not power cars or airplanes, and we don’t have a national electric trains system to support travel that could be sustained by nuclear. I don’t think a nuclear plant on every corner is the solution either as plants in the SE are now having thier own concerns regarding sufficient supply of water for cooling.

    the US doesn’t have the supply (tapped or untapped) of oil to support it without foreign imports

  11. We don’t need to supply all of our own oil, we never could. But with the developing nations, most notably China, increasing demand, we need to drill now, use the coal shale, use nuclear, while developing alternative energy. Solar and wind are not reliable and ethanol has a bit of a problem. I like the possibilities of hydrogen powered cars also. We just need the time the extra oil will give us to develop the technology sensibly.

  12. Pebble bed modular reactors, gas cooled. If the reactor has a sudden catastrophic loss of coolant, the only sequelae would be a lowered output of power. No meltdowns.

  13. I agree with you Swamps about stopping our world welfare program. It’s not appreciated by anyone who receives it, and it’s never enough to the onlookers that think we should share our riches. We should solve our problems here, rather than giving welfare to a bunch of ingrates who never even say thank you.

  14. The U.S., the last time I checked, was the 3rd largest oil-producing country in the world. The number one country it imports from is Canada.

  15. Yep. Why the hell should we have to try to solve everybody’s problems? Let Europe do it. It certainly talks a good game about what everybody should do.

  16. I note that there has been a lot of stuff about “peak oil” in the media over the past week/weekend, and a couple of countries used as proof would be Venezuela and Mexico pumping smaller amounts. That has nothing to do with “peak oil”; it has more to do with a state-owned company that the state is sucking the cash out of and not putting money into maintenance and equipment.

  17. The sauds are certainly not any where near peak oil either.

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