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Friday, May 28, 2010

Oil Spill Blame

We can point fingers at big corporations (BP) or big government, blaming them for the oil spill disaster.  But, shouldn't we also look in the mirror so that the finger is also pointed directly at ourselves.  To a large extent isn't this forseeable disaster a product of our own insatiable appetite for cheap fuel? 


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I think drilling off our coast is a product of our *need for any fuel at all. We do and should drill rather than relying on other countries. And the amount of drilling we do is miniscule compared to how much oil we use. If anything, the amount of oil imported tends to show our need for cheap fuel. Getting our own fuel is the first source. Until everything runs on water, we will at least have the need to get our own fuel.

Posted by: John | May 28, 2010 6:59:55 PM