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Didn't Drill Baby Drill Lose the Election?

In the 2008 elections, the old oil economy was rejected by voters, who supported candidates promising a new focus on sustainable energy. Why, then, are the Democrats in Congress now acting like Republicans, and supporting dirty old energy interests?

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Lower Oil Price Linked To Lower Consumption Pressure

Big oil companies have said that increased oil drilling and oil refining capacity are necessary for a reduction in the price of oil. Nonetheless, here we are with a significant, rapid decrease in the price of oil without those conditions. How has it happened?

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Exxon Valdez Spill 20th Anniversary This Year

13 percent of the spilled oil went down to the sea floor – that’s something like 1,430,000 gallons. 220,000 gallons of the oil went onto the beaches, and according to NOAA, a great deal of that oil is still there, leaching out into the waters of Prince William Sound to this day.

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Drill Baby Drill for Japan?

Sarah Palin’s plan to American energy overseas during an energy crisis is reminiscent of the the shipments of food from Irish farms over to England during the Potato Famine.

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Speculation Drives Oil Down Too

I think that there’s a good argument to be made for the idea that, although the current financial crisis is founded broadly upon problems in credit markets, that the economic stress that provoked the breakdown in credit markets was the rapid inflation in gasoline and other oil-based energy products.

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We've Been Drilled, Baby. Drilled.

What might have been different if Americans had been organized to reduce energy consumption at the beginning of this year, to get the price of oil back down to 80 dollars? How many people who have had to go into foreclosure would have been able to keep their homes?

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?