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  • We Still Need More Energy Supply in America

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    Sarah Palin is not the VP of the United States but we can still drill, baby, drill. Although President Obama and some Democrats have hinted at reinstating the ban on offshore drilling and implementing restrictions on oil shale development in the West, nine Republican members of Georgia’s congressional delegation are on the offensive – emphasizing the need for more domestic energy supply. Yesterday, they wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to reconsider any plans to halt energy production in America:

    Dear Mr. President:

    We write in regards to recent news reports that your Administration is considering ordering a hold on an executive order issued by President Bush to allow offshore drilling in previously banned areas. These same news reports indicate that the Department of Interior will rescind a plan to develop oil shale fields in the western United States. We respectfully write to ask that you not reinstate an executive moratorium on offshore energy exploration and production and that you not rescind the Department of Interior plan for oil shale exploration and recovery.

    Environmentally responsible offshore oil and natural gas exploration and recovery, as well as oil shale exploration and recovery, are essential components of a comprehensive energy policy that will enable the United States to become energy independent. Exploration and recovery of these resources is critical to our national security and economic wellbeing. We believe allowing for exploration in these areas is also consistent with your priorities of economic growth and environmental protection.”

    Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss as well as by U.S. Representatives Jack Kingston, Tom Price, Lynn Westmoreland, Phil Gingrey, Paul Broun, Nathan Deal and John Linder all signed the letter.

    Since gas prices have fallen from record levels in the summer, drilling has taken a backseat to concerns over the economy. Allowing and expanding safe domestic energy production will not only help in keeping prices low but it will also help stimulate the economy. The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis

    analyzed the economic effects if domestically sourced petroleum increased by 2 million barrels per day, and it found that such an increase would expand the nation’s output–as measured by the Gross Domestic Product–by $164 billion and increase employment by 270,000 jobs annually.”

    All without the help of the federal government. It’s a marvel what the private sector can do for the economy and for the people, if we let it.

     Update: Jane Van Ryan goes to the streets to ask Washingtonians about President Obama and energy policy.  The bottom line: people support drilling.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC4Y2UBSbWU[/youtube]

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    5 Responses to We Still Need More Energy Supply in America

    1. Barb -mn says:

      united states government against the people. Obama for oppression, liberals against logic!

      How many people appointed by President Obama have any level of criminal background? MAKING THEM UNQUALIFIED TO SERVE THE PEOPLE UNDER DEMOCRACY AND THE FREEDOM IT STANDS FOR. THE PEOPLE DESERVE HONEST REPRESENTATION AND THE ABILITY TO TRUST!

      How many, including the president have STOLEN FROM THE PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THEIR GOVERNMENTAL POSITIONAL CAREERS? HOW MANY UNDERSTAND WHAT THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION MEANS? FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNNECESSARY TO THE CONSTITUTION SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE GOVERNMENT. IMMEDIATELY!

      ENERGY INDEPENDENCE MEANS DRILL, BABY, DRILL. NATURAL RESOURCES IS NOT OWNED BY GOVERNMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Barb -mn says:

      We love you, Sarah Palin. And the people of strength and reliance that you govern! And to add: the population you govern makes your job as transparent as the entire government throughout the country should be. The bigger the government, the more that is hidden. Thank you also Sarah Palin, for your strength, honesty, courage, dignity, etc., the understanding of America and her founding principles, especially freedom and inspiring all. Inspiring all the principles, unfortunately not the people…they have no idea what they're allowing to give up. They have no idea how WEAK they themselves look.

    3. John Theobald, Marie says:

      Kudos to the Georgia Gang for NOT taking their eye off the ball and continuing to push for the right policies that will allow us to move quickly and efficiently towards energy independence.

      Cheap gasoline is one of the few economic stimuli we enjoy today. It is saving this Country 100s of billions of dollars … unlike that pork-laden bill of Pelosi's being pawned off as "stimulus".

    4. Harold Cutler says:

      When the Democrates passed a moritorium on developing engergy resources in 1993, (signed by Bill Clinton). There has been no serious research or developement on new energy sources. Then when transportation fuel costs passed the $4.00 per gallon mark, the Democrates deleted that bill, with the resulting affect of fuel dropping below $3.00 per gallon, but the end effect was the start of a bad recession. We need to build new energy sources, clean coal, nuclear plants, research on fusion power plants, but there has been no serious efforts on the part of the Democrate Leaders, Pelosi, Obama, or Reid. The congressional Democrates must refute their leaders, if this recession does not stop or it becomes worse, the people will reject their party and they will spend the next 40 years out of office.

      Harold Cutler

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