Well, I don't hear it much anymore, but we are not in a war for oil. If this was a war for oil, wouldn't gas prices be going down?? I am not totally up to date about the happenings back home in the US, but I constantly hear snippets and read that gas prices may top $2.15/gal this summer.
I support opening of the Arctic National Wildllife Refuge to oil and natural gas exploration and drilling. While not immediate, effects of increasing sourcing of oil from a domestic supply and relying less on imported oil (which, a lot of it comes from countries that hate us), would be large in the long run. It would bolster our economy. Estimates at job creation alone range from 235,000 to 700,000+!! You'd have to live in Alaska, so, maybe it's not all that hot. (Pun intended). New job creation bolsters the economy. Isn't that what the Democrats are always whining about?? "We need to keep more jobs in the US!" That should satisfy some of them.
Plus, gas prices would go down, due to the lessened cost of crude in the US. Yay, Joe and Jane Shmuckatelli can keep more of their money!!
ANWR.org has a wealth of information on the issue. Click it.
I am not opposed to alternative fuels. Cars that run on ethanol, recycled french fry grease, gas/electric hybrids, or just plain electric cars are OK with me. The more the better. But, if you drive one, I still will call you a hippie. Check out this great shirt. Alternative fuel cars are not for me though, I want a new truck when I get home. I like this one. A coming home present, maybe?? Yeah, I wish.
Let's drill for oil in Alaska's ANWR. Lets reduce our reliance on imported oil, bolster our economy, and visit our relatives for less.