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  • Offshore Drilling: Just Do It


    That’s how the American voters feel.

    In a poll conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the American Petroleum Institute, 61 percent of Americans support access to oil and natural gas resources in federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf and the Gulf of Mexico. Only 26 percent opposed. It should be noted that Harris conducted these interviews from February 13 – February 16, 2009, when gas prices were much lower than the $4-per-gallon prices we faced over the summer.

    Another interesting find: When asked, “If you were to learn that President Obama’s Administration and Congress were developing regulations and laws to delay
    or block domestic oil and natural gas production, would you support or oppose them? Is that strongly or somewhat?” 57 percent opposed while just 28% supported such regulations.

    Survey results can be found here. More on increasing efficiency and reducing barriers here.

    The best part is: You can help Free Our Energy.

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    11 Responses to Offshore Drilling: Just Do It

    1. Ozzy6900, CT says:

      This is a great article, however, it doesn't matter if 26% oppose offshore drilling or 1% oppose. The Voice of the People is not heard over the squeak of the Environmentalists.

    2. Thomas Gray, South C says:

      The anti industry anti manufacturing anti energy.'' activist '' are anti American.

    3. April McNamara, Colo says:

      I don't think that there is some vast conspiracy to clean up the environment. Industry has been dumping toxins into our waters and lands for generations and lying about it.

      Time for us to use our smart American innovation and technology to develop fuel sources that are clean.

      Let the voices of the scientists be heard above the rants of the SUV drivers.

    4. mike vee philly,pa. says:

      i am all for any kind of drilling, if it keeps are prices down and frees up our money to the enemy, what are we waiting for,let't go. i would think in time the money would be a great stimulas and pay down some of our debt.i just got a e-mail on yhis very subject, i would like to submit it to your foundation. thank you for your time….

    5. Angry Dumbo says:

      Drill baby drill. One thing I agree with Michael Steele about is that America needs to tap more of our own known resources before it makes sense to tap into alternatives. I hold this truth to be self evident, if alternative clean energy sources were cost effective they wouldn't be alternative sources.

    6. Tim AZ says:

      The ownly drilling that will be done will be coached by Eco nuts and performed by the politicains that are currently in control. Politicians will perform these feats on their Interns,citizenry, and ocasionly each other.

    7. Lynn B. DeSpain says:

      Stop listening to the nay sayers and dommsday chanters and just drill for our own oil and gas. mine our own coal and make itinto charcoal, just as in England, with no pollution. Isn't it odd that everyone can launch satellites on an alomost daily basis with no problem. Yet when Mr. Gore and his Ilk try to launch theirs to prove the existance of ,"Global Warming", it fails? Almost to coincidental to consider.


    8. Barb -mn says:

      If we drill there would be many to prosper including this country as a whole. Obama doesn't like achievement or prosperity to the people.

      He can't even use the word "earn" when he speaks of a banker man that donated his pension fund to others with the generous banker man's FREEDOM OF CHOICE to do so. Obama's intelligent mind used the word "got" avoiding the word "earned". He wants to make sure no one has that freedom of choice as he will be forcing it. Conditioning the minds to close their belief of FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

    9. Benny Massucci, Okla says:

      Drilling in all parts of the U.S. should be supported by all Americans. All forms of energy will be needed to keep this nation strong and free of foreign government control. Renewable energy is great but now we find that Ethanol is far more polluting than gasoline, just as global warming is freezing the pants off most of those in the northern regions. It is all a ploy to impose an indirect tax on the middle and lower class Americans. It will be a decade before renewable energy will power more than ten-percent of our vehicles. With the vast spending our government is proposing, the recession could be extended by a decade as it was in Japan. If so, plug-in vehicles just will not be affordable. We must start to band together to try to reverse this current directing in the elections just two year away.

    10. JImmy - May (by God) says:

      I most certainly agree with most comments. Increase responsible drilling and develop other energy assets; get it done! In addition to Arizona Tim's comments, try this one also:

      "My reading of history convinces me

      that most bad government results from

      too much government." – Thomas Jefferson

    11. Shmendrick, Columbia says:

      Rampant drilling, shale oil mining,,and coal mining could be deadly for the spotted owl, snail darter, and salt march harvest mouse. Most Americans would gladly pay $4/gal to save these helpless creatures.

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