Saturday, January 26, 2008

What Michigan Could Do

Michigan's spectacular governor is in Washington trying to convince the Senate to give Michigan a little help. Yes she needs the help but I would like to ask her a few questions.

Michigan is sitting on top of oil reserves that reach through much of the Lower Peninsula. Why aren't we drilling? Why aren't we refining it? and more importantly why aren't we selling it!?!?

We are drilling a little bit but we could do a lot more.

What? Michigan drill and refine its own oil for its own use and sale to other parts of the country!?!

We can't do that!!! We must buy our oil from Muslims and Communists!

Yes it's a long way down and a little tough to get to, but it's our oil and we don't have to buy it from people who hate us!

Yes there is the danger of spills and leaks but proper protocols can minimize the risk and create quick reaction if it does happen. America needs oil and natural gas and Michigan has both.

And it could also help our state economy. It would not be a magic balm that would heal all our ills but it could really be a big help.

Jenny!?!? Are you listening?!?!?

Congressman Bart Stupak, D-Menominee thinks we shouldn't because even one spill would be too much. Why does his name sound so much like a certain adjective?


Blogger Bob said...

I didn't know this about Michigan. colorado also has lots of oil trapped in shale in the western part of the state. Unlike Michigan, Colorado is authorizing companies togo after the oil.

Rush Limbaugh has been talking a lot about fossil fuels and how essential they are. He is right, as usual.

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Seth said...

This paranoia about taking any realistic steps to become energy independent has gotten 'way out of hand. No new reactors, limited drilling of our own oil on our own turf, etc.

I lived in New Orleans during part of the offshore drilling boom in the 1970s (and worked on a few rigs), and can say first hand that it created thousands of good paying jobs and generated beau coup tax revenues for both city and state, to say nothing of recovering our own terror-free oil.

Michigan needs to elect some people who learn from recent history and place the well-being of the state and its residents above their political careers.

12:59 PM  
Blogger pete in Midland said...

spills ... yeah, there's a reason why we shouldn't drill, alright.
Hmm ... seems to me we had SEVERAL spills in the last few years from PIPELINES that are used to move oil and oil products around.
Did any of the morons in the greenie aisle actually dream that gasoline just magically appeared in the tanks under the gas stations?

Same old anti-capitalism forces at work.

12:36 PM  
Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

I don't know about now, but oil jobs used to be good paying jobs.

5:57 PM  

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