By Robert McRoberts
May 26, 2006
Thursday the House passed the go ahead on ANWAR. oil drilling.
Well I always knew when we really needed it we would go get it.
But I think the oil companies have raised the price to make every
one think we need to open ANWAR now - and it's working.
Just where is the planning
for our future? It looks to me as the big oil boys just want
it now - the fast buck. Let's sell it all now. Who cares about
what our children will do in years ahead. The wheels of the earth
may change to running on other fuels, but they will still need
lube oils to keep thing turning.
I do not like the high price of oil, it's taking away some of
the easiness of life. But if high prices are the only way to
get us all to be less dependent on the stuff, it needs to be
done and we must adapt to it. Thursday night I was cruising the
town on my bike as I am trying to do more often. I met up with
a friend who had just gotten off of a 12 hr shift and still pedaled
her bike home - a six mile trip one way. We all need to drive
less. I know we can not all just bike or bus as we need to haul
things with us. But if we try harder we can lose our big butts.
and possible live a heather life. That is if we do not get run
over trying to get around this not very bike friendly town.
But back to the topic. Are we going to try to use up our oil
now just so the big oil boys can keep reaping in the big profits?
Or are we going to realize there will be nothing left some day?
We will lose our revenue when it's all gone. Our government well
not put the money away for when we're out. Oh, but we do not
care about the future just the monies. Well gotta go burn up
my bit of fuel for today.
Ketchikan AK - USA
About: Robert McRoberts is
a long time resident of Ketchikan.
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