Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

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  1. itisme

    itisme GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Fact: There was more oil drilled in the U.S. in 2010 than there was since 2003.

    Fact: The U.S. is the THIRD largest oil producer in the world.

    Fact: When oil is drilled in the U.S. it is placed on the world market where speculators can drive up the price and send the oil to whatever country pays for it.

    In light of these facts, how is increased drilling supoosed to help the U.S.?
    Unless you keep the oil off the world market and keep it here in the U.S., nothing will change.
    The only way to keep oil drilled here in the U.S. in the U.S., would be to nationalize all the oil wells and gas refineries.

  2. W(ar).Crime

    W(ar).Crime said, over 3 years ago

    ^Whatever you’re smoking, I want some.

  3. Ian Rey

    Ian Rey said, over 3 years ago

    Right, we all know oil drilling is perfectly safe. Deepwater Horizon never happened. And in six months, conservatives will not be scared to be pro-nuke again, because their Fox News constituency has the memory span of a gerbil.

  4. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Those stories of endless oil supplies in the Arctic sound too good to be true, IMHO.

  5. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    Obama’s Eco-Nut supporters say it all the time! Obama has done ZERO, executive orders or proposals to congress, to open up Alaska land or offshore to drilling, where reserves of oil/gas could make America a bigger producer of vital and needed fuels than Saudi Arabia!

    Obama defies court orders that his BAN of Gulf of Mexico drilling is null and void……Mexico and even China are drilling there, but the US industry is hamstrung by Obama, who is on record saying he wants higher oil and gasoline prices….

  6. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    p.s. Frog, no one ever said “endless oil supplies in the Arctic”……but estimated reserves are greater than the Saudi’s shrinking reserves…..

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    It’s a wildlife refuge. That means it’s a refuge for wildlife. Get used to it. It would add profit to certain oil companies, it would probably help Alaska’s welfare state, but the oil would go to Japan and places that are easier to deliver to than the U.S.

    We need to get off oil. No need to kill all the wildlife first, let’s skip that step and work on getting off oil.

  8. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Taxpayer; call it “endless” or “bigger than Saudi Arabia’s”, both still sound too good to be true!

  9. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 3 years ago

    More of what Obama has said about drilling for oil= http://townhall.com article “Obama: Brazil Should Drill Offshore” by Katie Pavlich 3/22/11

    “Obama told …a CEO summit (in Brazil) over the weekend= “We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves (offshore) safely…..the United States could not be happier with the potential for a new, stable source of energy.” (In Brazil, not in the USA)

    Can you say “HYP-O-CRITE”?

    (the “help” for Brazil is already ongoing…the US-Brazil Strategic Energy Dialogue and PLAN…).

    while blocking access to US oil/gas production by his moratorium on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico…Obama has REVOKED onshore leases since taking office….the Administration has only issued 3 permits allowing for EXPLORATION—–NOT DRILLING.

    Obama wants the USA dependent on foreign energy…his actions prove it.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Obama HAS called for investigating opening offshore drilling for POSSIBLE leasing, where it’s proven safer.(“safe” is relative) The other interesting thing is that “fracking” for natural gas has released more radiation than came from the Japanese nuclear plant, or operations of any nuclear reactor in the U.S. The MINING of uranium has been a disaster in many areas, as was above ground nuclear testing.

    The problem the “right” has is that Obama is seeking economically VIABLE and environmentally SAFER options. Shale is NOT economically viable for oil (until about $200 a barrel). Other reported “sources” are also potentially disasters, economically and environmentally, but he, they “sound good” politically.

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hanndy, thanks for your informative post.

  12. vanpelt

    vanpelt GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Coal-burning power plants have put more radioactive material in the air than all the nuclear plants, besides causing thousands of deaths from illness. Oh, and disastrously changing the planet’s climate.

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