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September 11, 2008

“Drill, baby, drill” vs reality

I’ve mentioned the Department of Energy’s Alaska report to many DL’ers, but I often forget just how much we’ll save if we were to drill for oil off the Alaskan North Slope.

In 10 years time we will shave off $0.75 per barrel of crude oil, assuming current oil prices (nearly $100.00 as of this writing).

This also assumes a number of other very optimistic conditions. This bears repeating over and over, folks.  It’s not just about keeping Alaskan habitat from being destroyed and wildlife displaced, but also about helping people understand that a vote for McCain is not a vote for saving money at the pump or making us safer. Our dependence on foreign oil can only be remedied by reducing our dependence on oil period.

Here’s the Anchorage Daily News’ take on it, if you don’t want to sift through the massive amounts of information in the link above.

by @ 10:58 am. Filed under National Issues

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