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steamonlyOil and Offshore

Nov 8, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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John McCain


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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
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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.


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http://whereistand.com/JohnMcCain/1016



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