Posted by: Maysman | August 7, 2008

I’m trying to save the planet…

No, not me, it’s Speaker Pelosi screeching at us…

“I’m trying to save the planet; I’m trying to save the planet.”  Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Repsresentatives.   Does she [or you] really believe that places that will produce the ammounts of oil needed will be more environmentally friendly than the USA?  sigh.

You know… Places like Nigeria where chronic corruption, environmental neglect and resulting unrest and instability lead to pipeline explosions, oil spills and illegal siphoning by the poverty-stricken population — which leads to more spills and explosions. Just this week, two Royal Dutch Shell pipelines had to be shut down because bombings by local militants were causing leaks into the ground.

Compare the Niger Delta to the Gulf of Mexico where deep-sea U.S. oil rigs withstood Hurricanes Katrina and Rita without a single undersea well suffering a significant spill….

Does Pelosi imagine that with so much of America declared off-limits, the planet is less injured as drilling shifts to Kazakhstan and Venezuela and Equatorial Guinea? That Russia will be more environmentally scrupulous than we in drilling in its Arctic?  Read the entire article that pretty much destroys Pelosi [and the Dems] position ref oil.

The anti drilling crowd seem unaware that the argument for their drill-there-not-here policy collapses on its own environmental terms.

IF energy is a hot button issure for you, this column is a must read…  Drilling and Blissful Ignorance [substitute Pelosi for Blissful]

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