Dems: No More Oil

Oil, thou shalt not have.

This from Democrats, who also blame “Big Oil” for not drilling enough.

Democrats, Greenies, and Closet Collectivist Republicans: If you BLOCK “Big Oil” from drilling, than you shall not have much oil.

What could be simpler?

You shall have solar cells in Arizona (and Arizonans say you can have ’em).


(The Bakken formation, in North Dakota, has as much recoverable oil as all of Saudi Arabia; I don’t believe it is included in the either outdated or deliberately understated “estimates,” below).

(Cal Thomas’s title is utterly inane; otherwise it would appear here).

. . In addition to the sinking value of the dollar, here is the main problem: According to the Department of Energy, U.S. oil production has fallen approximately 40 percent since 1985, while the consumption of oil has grown by more than 30 percent.

According to government estimates, there is enough oil in areas accessible to America — 112 billion barrels — to power more than 60 million cars for 60 years. The Outer Continental Shelf alone contains an estimated 86 billion barrels of oil and 420 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Had President Clinton not vetoed exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in 1995, when oil was $19 a barrel, America would currently be receiving more than 1 million barrels a day domestically, all of it taken by better technology than existed more than 30 years ago. That was when the Alaskan pipeline was built despite protests from environmentalists who claimed it would destroy the caribou. It didn’t, but the environmentalists are back with the same discredited arguments. Because most of the oil remains “off-limits,” we are becoming more dependent on foreign oil. .


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