Saturday, January 30, 2010

Offshore Oil Drilling

Can't deny, it's a hot topic.....

20 Year after the Exxon Valdez spill

Ok, so I have to say the President's SOTU speech, where Obama said Nuclear power plants, Coal & Offshore drilling (Clean AND Safe)... should be on the alternative energy agenda.
I'm sure those corporations who make huge profits from resource extraction & their powerful lobbies press us to drill baby drill. But reality is they do huge harm, long lasting, and potentially irreversible. All the signs are there. Messing with or messing up the planet can't go on without serious repercussions. We need to step up our ability to get off the combustion engine & the fossil fuel fix. Change, would do us good.


D.K. Raed said...

our potential to effup the globe outweighs any short term fossil fuel gain.

the future may decide that only fossils used fossil fuel.

but since the big die-off we are currently experiencing includes its fair share of humans there may not be anything but cockroaches to pass that info on to.

I don't believe in clean coal.
I won't support nuclear power that cannot resolve the waste issue.
The sun is staring us right in the face but we just turn away ...

Fran said...

DK ~ All true! We could take a lesson from Germany. They slathered the country w subsidized Solar panels (Hint: JOBS) & are utilizing any spare space-- rooftops, along freeway roadsides, and unproductive farmland.
It just makes sense.

Just like Pres Carter did, they should slap up more solar panels on the Whitehouse, and government buildings too.

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