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Re: OT: arctic drilling

You know what I don't understand? THIRTY years ago I bought a car that had a
sticker  that showed it got 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.  It actually
averaged 43 mpg.  And where are we now?

neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <EvaTEsq@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 8:42 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT: arctic drilling

> What a close vote!  51%!
> Drilling in the arctic is an abominable idea.  At peak production it
> only possibly provide a measly 2% of our country's oil consumption.   The
> industry isn't even interested in drilling there because it's not worth
> effort.  So much more can be gained simply by conservation and  imposing
> standards on vehicles.  It's so sad.
> Jim is right.  When this issue hits the House, we need to call our
> congress-people and put pressure on them.  They will be up for re-election
in 2006.
> Eva
> Long  Island, NY
> Zone 6/7
> In a message dated 3/16/2005 6:30:54 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> jsinger@igc.org writes:
> Your  President should be happy. Raping Alaska has been high on his
> agenda since  he and daddy went belly up with Zapata Oil. Problem, of
> course, is the  House. House members, no matter how rapacious
> philosophically, still have  to face reelection every 2 years. These are
> normally gutless people [Tom  Lay excepted] who will wishy when faced
> with any constituency washy. And  the House has already announced it is
> not happy with the Senate's budget.  So, who knows where it may go. I
> don't think it's a slam dunk especially  if the pressure is kept on the
> lobbyist's  patsies.
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