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Palin: Extreme Enviros: Drill, Baby, Drill in ANWR – Now Do You Get It?

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This is a message to extreme “environmentalists” who hypocritically protest domestic energy production offshore and onshore. There is nothing “clean and green” about your efforts. Look, here’s the deal: when you lock up our land, you outsource jobs and opportunity away from America and into foreign countries that are making us beholden to them. Some of these countries don’t like America. Some of these countries don’t care for planet earth like we do – as evidenced by our stricter environmental standards.

With your nonsensical efforts to lock up safer drilling areas, all you’re doing is outsourcing energy development, which makes us more controlled by foreign countries, less safe, and less prosperous on a dirtier planet. Your hypocrisy is showing. You’re not preventing environmental hazards; you’re outsourcing them and making drilling more dangerous.

Extreme deep water drilling is not the preferred choice to meet our country’s energy needs, but your protests and lawsuits and lies about onshore and shallow water drilling have locked up safer areas. It’s catching up with you. The tragic, unprecedented deep water Gulf oil spill proves it.

We need permission to drill in safer areas, including the uninhabited arctic land of ANWR. It takes just a tiny footprint – equivalent to the size of LA’s airport – to tap America’s rich and plentiful oil and gas up north. ANWR’s drilling footprint is like a postage stamp on a football field.

But it’s not just ANWR; it’s our Petroleum Reserve, too. As Governor Sean Parnell noted today in the Wall Street Journal:

“Federal agencies are also now blocking oil development in the National Petroleum Reserve—Alaska.

Although familiar with ANWR, most Americans are less likely to know about NPR-A and how vital it is to our energy security. Given recent developments, it’s time to elevate the position this area holds in our national discourse.

NPR-A, a 23 million acre stretch of Alaska’s North Slope, was set aside by President Warren Harding in 1923 for the specific purpose of supplying our country and military with oil and gas. Since 1976 it has been administered by the Department of the Interior, and since 1980 it has been theoretically open for development. The most recent estimates indicate that it holds 12 billion barrels of oil and 73 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

In addition to containing enormous hydrocarbons, NPR-A is very close to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, which means that there would be relatively little additional infrastructure needed to bring this new oil to our domestic market.

But even here, progress has been stalled.”
Radical environmentalists: you are damaging the planet with your efforts to lock up safer drilling areas. There’s nothing clean and green about your misguided, nonsensical radicalism, and Americans are on to you as we question your true motives.
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This is a message to Radical Corporatists who either, don't examine their positions before puking them up to the public OR, understand that their target audience is not going to examine, even the most ignorant/hypocritical/ridiculous/false garbage. There is nothing "intelligent" about your efforts. Look, here's the deal; if you lie about the facts, people will ridicule you and call you a liar. Drilling in ANWR or NPR-A would not create enough jobs to offset the environmental impact and as for opportunity, well, I think we all know who the "opportunities" will benefit and it's not the American Public at large. FAIL
Don't you Radical Corporatists know that we'd be "beholden" to foreign countries for oil even if we slapped a rig over every ounce of oil in this country? FAIL.
Some of these countries don’t like America.
All the more reason to put less of your influence behind drilling for oil and more behind alternatives.
Some of these countries don’t care for planet earth like we do – as evidenced by our stricter environmental standards.
Wouldn't it be hypocritical of someone to note our superior standards while also promoting the idea of removing/lessening those standards?
With your nonsensical efforts to lock up safer drilling areas, all you’re doing is outsourcing energy development, which makes us more controlled by foreign countries, less safe, and less prosperous on a dirtier planet. Your hypocrisy is showing. You’re not preventing environmental hazards; you’re outsourcing them and making drilling more dangerous.
Didn't we just go over all of that? Oh yeah, I forgot, you tend to repeat yourself when you have nothing of substance to say.
Extreme deep water drilling is not the preferred choice to meet our country’s energy needs, but your protests and lawsuits and lies about onshore and shallow water drilling have locked up safer areas. It’s catching up with you. The tragic, unprecedented deep water Gulf oil spill proves it.
How utterly fantastic it must be to live in a world where you can simply ignore the truth or even your own positions on a whim and not worry that your target audience will despise you for it. Using Fossil Fuels are not the preferred choice to meet our country's energy needs, but your lies about drilling and your positions on drilling are catching up to you. The many tragic oil spills prove it.

As for NPR-A... since you obviously realize that it was set aside as a strategic reserve it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense trying to open it up for corporate gain. FAIL.

Radical Corporatists: you are damaging the planet and our country with your efforts to push for more drilling instead of pushing to get off the very thing you note as the problem. You're like a heroin addict trying to rationalize why today is not the day to kick. FAIL.
 
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