Blog letter to the US Senate
Dear US Senators,
Let me state it clearly again. ANWR will take 10 years to get online, if all goes perfectly. ANWR drilling requires unproven and, so far, undeveloped technology (ie., research and development, no working prototypes) and reserves less than Prudhoe Bay. Drilling off the West Coast of Florida would have oil on the market in less than 5 years using existing technology that is currently being manufactured and would tap an oil-field estimated to be 5 times that of the original Texas oil-fields (combined). West Coast Florida oil would require less transportation costs to refineries.
If you only say drilling in ANWR (to solve our oil crisis), you are a complete idiot, undeserving of your elected seat. Not only will increased US production do nothing to lower the cost of oil (it's sold on a World Market, get that through your heads), doing it by only drilling in ANWR and other Federally Protected Areas will do very little to decrease our dependance and only give another tax write off to companies that need to hide their record profits. It will also do nothing to help change our economy from an oil-based economy to a renewable-based economy.
Just like you all don't get "the internets" you are showing your ignorance here. Considering how much big oil is lobbying you, that ignorance is staggering.
Your constituents are watching.