Fully developing the nation's resources would be a blessing
An old Klingon proverb: "Fossil fuels extracted twice as fast last for half
as long."This may very well be a new era in the U.S.
economy----for a while.
"lessen our dependence on foreign sources"It's all sold
on the global market. The only people who benefit are the energy company (mostly
foreign owned) and the individual that owns the rights. American
companies like boom, pillage, bust.
I read the Title ;Tapping U.S. energy supplies would speed up
recovery’========== Then I read the article, and
it sighted ONLY fossil fuels.Not biased at all.Then I did a
simple Google search --According to the Wall Street Journal,
"[Donohue's] most striking innovation has been to offer individual
companies and industries the chance to use the chamber of commerce as a means of
anonymously pursuing their own political ends." Major
corporations donate funds to the Chamber, earmarked for particular political
topics, and the Chamber spends them under its own name. Furthermore,
"[t]hose companies helped the chamber raise $35 million in 2000 for general
operations, up sharply from $3 million four years ago, and kicked in another $20
million for special projects.In other words:Big Oil
Lobbyist.Bought and Paid for by the Big Oil Industry.His a
I'm not sure if the idea is Klingon or not but it stands. Technolgy will
allow us to extract what we have more quickly. It will not make more energy.
As long as we keep developing and adding to our renewable energy development,
including geothermal power, hydroelectric, solar and not just PV, wind, etc. I
am all for carefully using our other energy sources. We need clean water, land
and air, but there is no reason to import energy from the middle east, or
Venezuela. Utah and the US should both be energy independent. People
make this a fossil vs renewable fight. That is pretty shortsighted on both
It's sad how simple some people are when it comes to energy ideas. There is
enough solar power landing on your roof to power your house and an electric car.
Solar power prices have fallen to 1/5 of what they were just a few years ago
which IS WHY solyndra went out of business.Energy is literally
falling from the sky. My system has been cranking out electricity for 7 years.
I'm not rich, just a single parent blue collar type with an average income.
That's why I put up panels, they save me money.It's about
priorities. The economics for solar are already cheaper than paying the utility
company for electricity. They charge me 12 cents a kilowatt hour with all their
fees and stuff they add on. The solar panels come out to 6 cents a Kwh even if
they only last 30 years. They'll last longer than that though.
There is more carbon now in our atmosphere than there has been for the last
400,000 years. And we seem enthusiastic to add more. We will deserve the
Since these fossil fuels would be sold on the global market, they wouldn't
end American dependence on foreign fuel sources. The only way to end American
dependence on foreign fuel sources would be to nationalize our fossil fuel
reserves and I don't see anyone proposing to do that.
To the author: Nope. Sorry. Rescuing the economy at the expense of the
environment is not an acceptable trade-off -- and it never will be.