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#1048843 - 09/23/08 10:33 PM Democrats to let offshore drilling ban expire
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Democrats have decided to allow a quarter-century ban on drilling for oil off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to expire next week, conceding defeat in an month-long battle with the White House and Republicans set off by $4 a gallon gasoline prices this summer.



http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2008/09/23/20080923offshore-drilling0923-ON.html

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#1048846 - 09/23/08 10:36 PM Re: Democrats to let offshore drilling ban expire straw
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who's looking out for the environment?
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#1048847 - 09/23/08 10:37 PM Re: Democrats to let offshore drilling ban expire Patriot
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#1048858 - 09/23/08 10:47 PM Re: Democrats to let offshore drilling ban expire Patriot
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Originally Posted By: Operative
who's looking out for the environment?

fwiw, the timing is quite unfortunate as they have bigger fish to fry.

personally, i don't have a problem with this as long as we continue to press for broad energy alternative integration.

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#1048863 - 09/23/08 10:50 PM Re: Democrats to let offshore drilling ban expire Patriot
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Originally Posted By: Operative
who's looking out for the environment?

I think they're kinda distracted by reports that the entire polar ice cap could melt during the summer within the next five years.

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#1048866 - 09/23/08 10:54 PM Re: Democrats to let offshore drilling ban expire buggs
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Wasn't there a thread a week or so ago saying that the impact environmentally of off-shore drilling has been reduced significantly? I think the majority of spills are a result of oil tankers running ashore. Right? I have a terrible memory.
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#1048869 - 09/23/08 10:56 PM Re: Democrats to let offshore drilling ban expire Hated By Some
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Quote:
as long as we continue to press for broad energy alternative integration


including nuclear?
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#1048875 - 09/23/08 10:58 PM Re: Democrats to let offshore drilling ban expire Patriot
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Originally Posted By: Operative
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as long as we continue to press for broad energy alternative integration


including nuclear?


Yes!
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#1048884 - 09/23/08 11:13 PM Re: Democrats to let offshore drilling ban expire Patriot
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Originally Posted By: Operative
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as long as we continue to press for broad energy alternative integration


including nuclear?

including nuclear. but not solely nuclear for sure. i view this as a portfolio issue.

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#1048885 - 09/23/08 11:15 PM Re: Democrats to let offshore drilling ban expire Hated By Some
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Originally Posted By: McCain Economics
Originally Posted By: Operative
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as long as we continue to press for broad energy alternative integration


including nuclear?

including nuclear. but not solely nuclear for sure. i view this as a portfolio issue.


So, what about Clean Coal?
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#1048887 - 09/23/08 11:18 PM Re: Democrats to let offshore drilling ban expire Bimmer
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bimmer, i don't know what you are trying to get at but please understand that i am a pragmatist about stuff like this. blind focus to the pandering "drill drill drill" populist mentality is not pragmatic.

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#1048891 - 09/23/08 11:21 PM Re: Democrats to let offshore drilling ban expire Hated By Some
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Originally Posted By: McCain Economics
bimmer, i don't know what you are trying to get at but please understand that i am a pragmatist about stuff like this. blind focus to the pandering "drill drill drill" populist mentality is not pragmatic.


I'm just wondering if you are for Clean Coal, as Obama is, or if you are against it, as Biden is???


That's all
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#1048892 - 09/23/08 11:27 PM Re: Democrats to let offshore drilling ban expire Bimmer
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#1048954 - 09/24/08 12:01 PM Re: Democrats to let offshore drilling ban expire Hated By Some
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the 'rats are just taking this down as an election issue, they will reimpose the ban next year with the One's leadership....
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#1048984 - 09/24/08 12:59 PM Re: Democrats to let offshore drilling ban expire Hated By Some
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Originally Posted By: McCain Economics
Originally Posted By: Operative
who's looking out for the environment?

fwiw, the timing is quite unfortunate as they have bigger fish to fry.

personally, i don't have a problem with this as long as we continue to press for broad energy alternative integration.


So it is said, so it shall be written. The Great Ron has blessed the decision! ALL HAIL
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