Are we really running out of Fossil Fuels?
NEMA's energy efficient products are playing a key role in conserving energy for our country, but this can't take the place of new energy supplies being sought and harvested responsibly within our own territory.
Should we as the most powerful nation on earth really be satisfied with sitting on our hands begging OPEC to pump more and charge less, while our Congress threatens us with increased taxes, via questionable environmental laws such as cap and trade that will only further hinder and stifle our economic productivity and future development? Shouldn’t the U.S. be able to mine and harvest the very resources it has been fortunate enough to have been blessed with in the first place? Can’t we drill and be environmentally conscious at the same time? The rebuttal that seems to be constantly offered is a whinny….”it will take ten years to see any benefit”……well, we still put part of our salaries in 401K’S and IRA’s while not expecting any benefits for 10, 20, 30 or 40 years…..don’t we?
Are you aware that China, India and Cuba have formed a Gulf oil partnership to drill off of Cuba’s coast? Check a map lately? Think about it!
Fact: The U.S. is the only country having proven reserves both within its territory and off its coasts that it refuses to harvest.
What is oil shale? Find out more here http://ostseis.anl.gov/guide/oilshale/index.cfm And here http://emd.aapg.org/technical_areas/oil_shale.cfm
08-07-2008 9:42 AM