Skip to comments.Bill Pierce, US GOP Senate Candidate to Unseat Mike DeWine in Ohio, on ANWR and Energy
Posted on 04/20/2006 5:36:11 PM PDT by litany_of_lies
On ANWR and Energy
I suggest that Congress immediately authorize exploratory drilling to determine the real quantity of oil and natural gas reserves exist in the Coastal Plain. Most geologists agree that the potential may rival or exceed the initial reserves at Prudhoe Bay, but we will not know until beneath the surface exploration is accomplished. At the same time, plans should be developed and initiated to build the base field and connect to the trans-Alaskan pipeline 50 miles to the west.
If the sub-surface exploration indicates the reserves are far greater than anticipated and a significant impact can be made on the amount of imported oil, then drilling should begin immediately. On the other hand if the exploration supports the current predictions or less, then the drilling operation should be built and the equipment maintained while the Coastal Plain reserves are capped and held as part of our nations Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR).
The SPR was created by 1975 Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), primarily to counter a severe supply interruption. The goal was to establish a billion barrel reserve with the authorization to permit a removal rate (physical restraints) of 4.4 million barrels a day. While the daily consumption of oil has grown more than 50% in the last thirty years, the capacity of the SPR has not changed at all.
Senator Mike DeWine has voted against drilling in ANWR four times and has failed to offer any alternatives. Had he been our Senator in the mid-1970s when the same debate was being waged, while using the same arguments, over Prudhoe Bay and the trans-Alaskan pipeline would never have been built. The result? A 20% loss in todays domestic oil production, and the Caribou heard would be smaller because they have actually flourished due to the food supplies which grow under the pipeline.
The Administration, in collaboration with Congress, must develop a truly viable and meaningful energy policy. One that is driven towards a reduction in oil imports and ultimately to energy independence. Special interests groups, their agendas, and their influence peddling must be set aside so America can re-shape its energy requirements and fight for independence once again this battle is no less important than the one waged for independence two hundred and thirty years ago.
We need to establish a national goal of energy conservation and the development of new, efficient, and clean forms of energy. As President Kennedy inspired the nation in 1962 to land a man on the moon and return him home safely by the end of the decade, we must do the same today with regard to energy. Modern computers, rocket engines with the required thrust capabilities, and the other technology required to reach the dream in 1969 were not yet conceived when JFK rallied Americans around something which seemed impossible.
Our President and Congress must inspire the genius of free enterprise and mix in a good dose of government support and incentives to create a long term solution to an immediate and long term need while creating a national goal of energy independence within the next ten years. We will not be required to start with a blank slate as we did in 1962. A number of passive systems (solar and wind) exist, which will become more economically feasible as the competition for a barrel of oil heats up and prices increase. The technology to increase battery life and reduce physical size has made great strides, which will allow coal burning and nuclear power plants to replace oil. Automobiles designed to operate on biofuels, some on a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline, are scheduled to come online in 2006. Fusion technology is in its infancy, but so were computers in 1962.
Let us stop the bickering over drilling for oil in ANWR, establish specific goals, and then permit the potential oil and gas reserves in the Coastal Plains to support Americas drive to prosperity, security, and energy independence. Future generations will thank us and we likely will leave the world a better place in which to live.
Betcha didn't know that. Thanks to media laziness, almost no one does.
The grass-roots does not like Mike DeWine, and I mean REALLY doesn't like him.
The grass roots is responding to Bill Pierce who, as you can see from the content is ANWR-energy post, is a genuine and articulate conservative and will be the citizen legislator our Founders envisioned, in the mold of a Coburn or DeMint.
Bill Pierce needs our support.
PIERCE FOR SENATE
His Blog, and the home of Blogs for Pierce:
His contribute page:
More on Pierce's background and positions is at this previous FR post:
My personal bumper sticker graphic:
Mike DeWine has only two allies: Apathy, and Inertia. Bill Pierce can crush both of them on May 2 if we support him now, and if Ohio conservatives turn out and vote the issues in the voting booth. Pierce for Senate.
I believe that a legitimate candidate's blog entries on policy matters, esp for a US Senatorial candidate, shouldn't be automatically shoved into Bloggers & Personal because it's a blogspot site.
Please advise as to a workaround.
"The Administration, in collaboration with Congress, must develop a truly viable and meaningful energy policy."
"Our President and Congress must inspire the genius of free enterprise"
"The Administration/Our President" ALREADY HAS developed an energy policy.....it is up to CONgress to DO something for a change, other than fighting our President.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE
February 20, 2006
Glad to see some one is paying attention to the President. Do you seriously think he can/will beat deWhine?
Sorry, don't know what happened to the last post.
Mike DeWine is a JOKE!! Anyone who votes AGAINST DRILLING in our own country is a JOKE!
Senator Mike DeWine has voted against drilling in ANWR four times
If America decided to drill ANWR and it were to prove to be a mother load, do you have any idea how long it would take to implement its use to the public consumer?
I can just make a guess, as my knowledge is very limited in this area of oil exploration I would assume it would take a long time.
So lets get started America, get rid of the RINOS and, stop listening to their lies. Each of them have prov-en themselves
infective on the energy crisis we now are facing.
The quick answer is I don't know, but he won't unless we vote our principled positions. Pierce has done a lot of new-media type things and has tremendous grass-roots support from blogs, 2nd Amendment and other groups, AND (in a lot of ways most important) county GOP committee types across the state. He is also doing some under-the-radar things that have great potential to get out voters. Blackwell's relatively conservative candidacy and DeWine's opposition to Blackwell's Tax Expenditure Limitation initiative (TEL) should also help.
I've researched DeWine's election results enough to know that he has NEVER had strong grass-roots support. In 1994, the first time he ran, he got only 52% of the vote with the rest split between three canddates, even though he was the Lt. Gov. of a then very popular George Voinovich. In 2000, a no-money little effort candidate got about 20% of the vote against him. He's won the generals both times as the lesser of two evils.
I'm tired of the lesser of two evils. If you live in OH, vote for Pierce on May 2.
That argument about how long it would take (I've read 8-10 years) is one of the arguments the libs try to use to say it's not worth doing.... and they say conservatives are short-sighted (/sarcasm).
We're still getting tons of oil from Prudhoe Bay 30-plus years later. And Pierce's point about what would have happened if we had too many DeWines in the Senats when the original Alaska Pipeline was approved is excellent.
You can't NOT do it just because it might take a long time!!! How silly!! The longest journey BEGINS with one step!! Geesh...short sighted people are in charge.
Pierce has done a lot of new-media type things and has tremendous grass-roots support from blogs, 2nd Amendment and other groups, AND ..... under-the-radar things that have great potential to get out voters.
Sounds great!!! I no longer live in Ohio, but will be happy to contribute to his campaign and let my friends and family know about him.
Please do. Thanks!
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