Wednesday, October 01, 2008


Can we just dispell the myth of offshore drilling once and for all?

Even the U.S. Department of Energy is in agreement here - offshore drilling is not a viable solution to our dependence on foreign oil. It would take another 20 years to fully realize, and even then would only represent a sliver of our national consumption. Instead of investing in subsidies that encourage oil companies to extract this relatively insignificant amount of oil, why not invest in alternative technologies that will actually have an impact on consumption?

Have you heard about the Chevy Volt? Up to 40 miles on an electric battery before requiring even a drop of gas. This is just the beginning.

We have the technology. It's really not that far-fetched. Corporations are slowly catching on, finally beginning to provide products that make sense (from a conservation perspective at least, if not economical just yet), and we need to make smart decisions as consumers to support and sustain innovation of this nature. This is how we will finally escape from an unhealthy relationship with oil.

We'll all be able to stay connected over long distances, get to work and back every day, and take those long road trips...without help from the fickle sheiks and barons who control our every move.

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