Presentation on theme: "John McCain cyndi. off shore drilling John McCain is wagering that gas prices are already at a tipping point, and should The stakes couldn’t be higher:"— Presentation transcript:
off shore drilling John McCain is wagering that gas prices are already at a tipping point, and should The stakes couldn’t be higher: If he is wrong, McCain will have seriously damaged his chances in two key states with thousands of miles of coastline — California and Florida — and where opposition to offshore oil drilling has been unwavering. And he will have undermined some of his closest political allies in those states and others, including potential fall battlegrounds such as Virginia and North Carolina. Manned facilities need to be kept above sea-level. Offshore drilling ; drilling for oil or gas in an ocean, gulf, or sea, usually on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Drilling in Alaska John McCain had wrote a letter to the President opposing this issue, this is the letter. In past years, I've voted in support of exploring development options in ANWR as part of budget reconciliation measures. I believed that was the right vote. I was not an expert on the issue and I believed that further deliberation was warranted. Unfortunately, the information presented to us consistently reveals widely varying predictions of actual oil potential and economic benefits, as well as various scenarios of possible impacts on wildlife and the environment. Even government studies are not conclusive and raise more questions than they answer. The various interpretations have already been debated by each side, and I need not rehash them now. However, several factors are clear to me: Oil and gas could be recovered from ANWR many years from now, but not without considerable costs to taxpayers. Most scientific analyses conclude that both the land and wildlife would adversely be impacted by development. The two Alaska Native communities most impacted by this debate are split in their positions on this issue. Even if ANWR were authorized for development, we would still rely on imported oil supplies and require other sources of energy development and generation.