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Most arguments against efforts to expand drilling for oil in the U.S. and its offshore waters revolve around "we won't get any oil for 10 years" so it won't help us now. That kind of sophistry is transparent: if there is no immediate gratification, then we shouldn't bother planning and working for the future... and having some control over that future.
One only has to read opinions and news from around the world [as in this sampling from Google] to see the danger in that thinking:
Xinhua- Jun 19, 2008- 9 hours ago¡¡CARACAS, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Thursday that his country will suspend oil supply to European countries if new EU ...Boston Globe- Jun 20, 2008- 6 hours ago"Clearly, drilling is not the solution to our oil dependence, but any serious energy proposal has to be comprehensive and include more oil supply and ...CNBC, USA- Jun 18, 2008- Jun 18, 2008With anticipation mounting over this weekend's oil summit in Saudi Arabia, the White House now says it doesn't expect the Saudis to announce a supply hike. ...ABC Online- Jun 20, 2008- 7 hours agoEven if the law does pass, the oil companies face supply constraints through equipment and skills shortages. Mr Arden says even if major oil companies do ...