Sunday, February 12, 2012

'Alaska's Oil, Yes or No?'

From an Alaskan Resident

My daughter and son-in-law were in L.A. last week from their home in Anchorage . He is a foreman in the oil fields at ANWR. He has to fly his own plane to get to the job where he spends months at a time in the most God forsaken place this side of Siberia . He confirmed everything that is in this story, and brought dozens of pictures for proof. Our environmentalist friends have forced gas prices up to an impossible rate, forcing us to buy oil from our enemies, for whatever reason that simply isn't true. There is enough oil in ANWR to supply the US at our present rate of usage for more than 200 years. The space that ANWR occupies in Alaska is equivalent to a postage stamp in the Mojave Desert . If you won't mind paying $5.00 a gallon in the very near future try to make sense of the following:

Something you should know: Oil!! This is the best presentation on ANWR I have seen. I would like to add a little more information. A new pipeline across Alaska isn't required since the location for drilling in ANWR is about 160 miles from the North Slope Prudhoe Bay pipeline where it would be connected. I did not know this. Second the wildlife love the pipeline since it is heated and provides a shelter during the worst times during the winter. Maybe another question should be asked. FIRST do you know what ANWR is? ANSWER: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Now A comparison

And some perspective?

NOTE WHERE THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AREA IS?

THIS IS WHAT THE DEMOCRATS, LIBERALS AND "GREENS" SHOW YOU WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT ANWR and they are right these ARE photographs of ANWR

(ISN'T ANWR BEAUTIFUL? WHY SHOULD WE DRILL HERE (AND DESTROY) THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE? WELL THAT'S NOT EXACTLY THE TRUTH Do you remember the map? The map showed that the proposed drilling area is in the ANWR Coastal Plain Do those photographs look like a coastal plain to you? WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE THAT IS NOT WHERE THEY ARE WANTING TO DRILL! THIS IS WHAT THE PROPOSED EXPLORATION AREA ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE IN THE WINTER

AND THIS IS WHAT IT ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE IN THE SUMMER

HERE ARE A COUPLE SCREEN SHOTS FROM GOOGLE EARTH

AS YOU CAN SEE, THE AREA WHERE THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT DRILLING IS A BARREN WASTELAND. OH AND THEY SAY THAT THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE EFFECT ON THE LOCAL WILDLIFE? HERE IS A PHOTO (SHOT DURING THE SUMMER) OF THE "DEPLETED WILDLIFE" SITUATION CREATED BY DRILLING AROUND PRUDHOE BAY * DON'T YOU THINK THAT THE CARIBOU REALLY HATE THAT DRILLING?

HERE'S THAT SAME SPOT DURING THE WINTER.

HEY, THIS BEAR SEEMS TO REALLY HATE THE PIPELINE NEAR PRUDHOE BAY *

*The Prudhoe bay area accounts for 17% of U.S. Domestic oil production NOW, WHY DO YOU THINK THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE LYING ABOUT ANWR? REMEMBER WHEN AL GORE SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD WORK TO ARTIFICIALLY RAISE GAS PRICES TO $5.00 A GALLON? WELL AL GORE AND HIS FELLOW DEMOCRATS HAVE ALMOST REACHED THEIR GOAL! NOW THAT YOU KNOW THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN LYING, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

YOU CAN START BY FORWARDING THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW SO THAT THEY WILL KNOW THE TRUTH.

15 comments:

SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Oil, Black Gold, Bubbling Crude... we've got plenty of it, and Natural Gas too, in abundance, with high-tech fracking techniques!

And Honda Motors has proven it's CNG engines for a decade. Fleet Truck, Bus and Taxi Owners are ready to go with Compressed Natural Gas Conversions!

Energy Independence From O.P.E.C. Is Very Close Now...

So, what's this government waiting for... Perhaps a regime change here at home... On November 6th?

reb
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Anonymous said...

If anyone would like a larger photo
of those caribou, just tap cursor in the center, and print!

reb
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Anonymous said...

ever wonder why no one comments on your blog any longer?

Anonymous said...

For more info on energy...

--- > vote4energy.com

reb
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Anonymous said...

You know, animals die from runoff from the oil mining. So its depleting our wildlife and more. So please don't drill or even look for oil there. We need an alternative to oil, not new sources of it.

SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Dear Anonymous - I usually ignore comments from folks that will not provide a first name & town;

however, your suggestion that animals actually "die from runoff of oil mining" to the point where it's "depleting our wildlife"!

That's Scary Stuff!

Please sir or madam, give us more detail...this is an open forum, and we welcome Fact-based Evidence!

As to your suggestion that we need an "alternative to oil"... I believe the only real alternative, that we have in abundance is...

NATURAL GAS... and CNG, Compressed
Natural Gas is the Viable, Clean-burning Alternative to Crude Oil, and it's 40% cheaper too.

The Fleet Truck & Bus Owners are already converting to CNG, and so is UPS and the U.S. Post Office! Did you know that?

Aware of the above provable facts, all we really need is a business-friendly administration to get the EPA environmentist crazies off the backs of Big Oil Companies like Exxon-Mobile... and get to fracking in a dozen proven gas reserves right here in North America, to create a million new jobs!

reb
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Anonymous said...

Have you ever wanted to see a hawk fish salmon from a clear running river? A black bear teaching its young how to fish? Well, you may never be able to see these sights if we don’t stop the big oil companies from drilling in Alaska. Our grandchildren may very well never see the beautiful nature of Alaska if we allow oil companies to continue drilling in Alaska.
The Porcupine Caribou are a staple of the Gwich'in people of Alaska. They depend on the caribou for food, tools, shelter, and life itself. If an oil well were to be built, the sound of the building would cause too much stress for the caribou. This will dull their senses and will be more likely to be hunted and killed.
During the year 2008, big oil companies had the most land they had in decades. Not to mention the profited over 50%. Yet, in the same year, gas prices hit an all time high of $4.11 per barrel. In all of America, big oil has been leased 41 million acres of land. Currently, only 12 million of this space is being use for oil drilling. Why not use this spare 29 million acres instead of our Alaskan wilderness? Also, currently more then 180 species of bird, and 250 species of caribou, wolves, and polar bears all call the coastal plains home. Scientists consider this place the heart of the Alaskan ecosystem. If drilling were to occur here, the entire ecosystem would slowly begin to fall apart.
The oil companies say that they can use directional drilling, a type of drilling where they drill downwards, and then sideways, but this is just another way to open Alaska to drilling. They will complain that directional drilling is too hard and it is impossible to argue that they have to drill in the coastal plain. This is a scheme that will waste millions of taxpayer dollars. This means YOUR money. See how they profit? Almost all the money for drilling is OUR money. But when they hit the mother lode, they get all the money.
The oil companies will say that without this oil from Alaska, we will be forced to rely on imports, but in truth, even is we allow oil drilling, it will take another 10 years for the oil drill to be fully operational, and another 5 years to have it operating at peak status. By the time 15 years have passed, we will have to clean energy. Right now, we already have solar, air, battery, ammonia and biofuel cars. In 15 years, oil cars will be almost nonexistent.
So in the end the cost of drilling for oil in Alaska is more then the cost of not drilling for oil. So act now and send letters to the president, oil companies, and Exxon-Mobile to help stop this drilling and destruction of our narture.

I am an 11 year old who is deeply affected by these things and wants change.

SNAKE HUNTERS said...

First, I'd like to say that I do not usually publish comments from folks that don't respect my rules, and those that flatly refuse to give at least a first name & town... but this one is unique!

2. Our oldest son lived and worked in Homer, Alaska, and he also fished the Bering Straits (a rather dangerous profession).

3. In 15 yrs, the big fleet truck & bus owners will be running their
18-wheelers on something other than windmills or solar panels. Do the research on Compressed Natural Gas. The U.S. Post Office and UPS are already in the beginning stages of conversion to CNG for good reason; it's much cleaner than petroleum, and the annual fuel savings will be a huge 40 percent!

3. I have serious doubts about the caribou being negatively affected by the sound of humans building things; I have a picture of a herd of caribou casually crazing near an oil rig. Another thing, there are hundreds of rivers & streams in Alaska where Pink & Red Sockeye and Chinook Salmon are in abundance, and Alaska has millions of acres of primitive landscape that will remain in pristine shape for a few thousand more years. So, I tend to believe this writer is being fed some heavy-duty political propaganda...from the far-out Left.

Anyone else notice the words and the phrasing used? It's my guess that he, or she, has been marinating in this ecological gibberish for many years, and claims to be 11 yrs old. Hah!

Please pardon my skeptical nature.

reb
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Unknown said...

I really am only 11 years old. And this is only a La essay assignment.

SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Snake Hunter Sez,

If the 'Unknown' person wishes to continue with this conversation, it's important to have more information about you.

1. Your first name & town
2. The name of your school
3. Who helps you with this complex research assignment?
4. If you are only 11 yrs old, I applaud your efforts, and encourage you to continue with it. - reb
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Unknown said...

My name is John, and i go to 6151 Rainbow Drive San Jose, CA 95129, also known better as Joaquin Miller Middle School. My sister in collage helps me with writing as i am currently failing La

SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Thank you John. At 11 yrs I think that you are doing fine, and also very fortunate to have a terrific sister that has the time & energy to help a young brother. Bravo!

Be advised: Read about the first five U.S. Preidents, and that should whet your appetite to study early american history. Also read a bit about Ben Franklin. Read and memorize the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, and Jefferson's 1st
Amendment (both are short) and you will one day be at the head of your class... before you reach high school!

Knowledge is Power. - reb
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Unknown said...

Thank you, but I still think we shouldn't drill in Alaska. No hard feelings:)

Mike Clark said...

Why not another 2nd American Revolution , those people in Washington dont care about the people at all. We need to take our country back by force , 3 million man march on Washington,DC loaded with guns if we get anyone to give us trouble . There is no army in the world that will be able to stop us, the military will not shoot the citizens of this country and will not defend Obama, Obama stole the election by having Soros have Programmers fix the voter machines in the swing states. He lied about Benghazi and created the situation thats why he ordered all help to stand down , Obama was arming Jihadists in Libya to figh Assad in Syria. He has committed treason and needs to be impeached .

Mike Clark said...

Obama needs to be impeached he has committed Treason & Bribery with fixing the voting machines in this past election plus he was running and arming Jihadists to fight Assad in Syria. He was arming Alcaida throgh Ambassador Stevens in Libya, he was also helping in transporting these rebels through Turkey . He didnt want to give anymore security to Benghazi because he knew about the alcaida attack ,it wassetup to kidnap Ambassador Stevens and exchage him with the planner of the twin towers bombing at the Trade Center in NY. Why do you think the attackers took Stevens yto a Hospital and wouldnt let anyone in until their plot failed . Thats why Stevens body was found at the hospital.