FOOL ME ONCE SHAME ON YOU!
Off shore oil drilling again raises concerns with the latest SNAFU from a major oil company. A Shell drilling rig broke loose during towing and ended up beached on an Alaskan island. So far no oil spill. Another oil rig in the arctic seas has all but been condemned by the U.S. Coast Guard inspectors, sighting safety and environmental concerns.
The major oil companies are the most profitable concerns ever to exist on earth. The published profits of these companies are obscene when compared to world economies, and yet they operate here in the
subsidies, tax breaks and special consideration. It is a reasonable assumption that oil
payola is regularly channeled into the coffers of politicians in the Senate and
Congress of the United States and to officials of other countries. United
At present a barrel of oil is selling at $93.19. But the actual cost of oil is much higher. When we add in the U.S. military forces assigned to protect oil concerns, foreign aide to third world oil producers, oil spill clean-up cost, tax considerations and subsidies the cost likely sky rockets to $500.00 or more per barrel. This does not include the environmental damage to the oceans, land and atmosphere. We can not put a cost of the lives lost in recent military campaigns, oil worker deaths and illnesses resulting from fossil fuel pollution.
Both Democrats and Republicans protect the oil interest; but, the Republicans go the extra mile denying climate change.
our energy policy requires that we produce 4% of electricity from alternative methods,
and that this increase each year by 1% so that by the year 2017 10% of our
electricity will be produced by alternative sources. This is the law – up until now. Maine
However, our Republican Governor is pushing a bill that will freeze the alternative energy component at 4%. He states that alternative methods are more expensive than oil produced electricity; and in true Republican fashion, he says that staying on the oil standard will ‘produce more jobs and attract more business to the state.'
Micro or Macro - at Both National and State Levels - Oil Rules.
FOOL ME TWICE ( 3,4,5,6… TIMES) SHAME ON ME!