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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Alliance of states against coastal drilling founders

Republican House members in Florida are pushing for new offshore oil and gas drilling as a way to help boost our economy. As an incentive, the states allowing the drilling would receive a part of the profit. This week, the debate is expected to continue in the Senate when they begin working on a bill which will open up offshore drilling.
I think that we should try and use as many of our country's natural resources as possible (within reason). As long as the drilling is done 125 miles from state waters (as proposed) we shouldn't experience any negative effects. Just think of the benefits this will have. We'll be less dependent on other countries for our sources of energy, and the drilling would provide new jobs. New jobs=better economy.

1 Comments:

  • At 5:17 PM, Blogger LaLaLand86 said…

    Forgot to put a link to the article. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0510190179oct19,1,736954.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true

     

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