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    is far more complicated than that though, from what is cited here as well.  There are areas that scientists say shouldn't ever be open for lease, regardless and they are.  I think the concern is warranted.

    Especially since no matter what Obama does, it won't be enough for a very large number of people, namely Republicans.  They still criticized this as not enough, so it didn't even matter that he did this and it won't even put a dent in our massive need for oil.

    ANWR is a great example.  Sensitive area in Alaska, open it for drilling, there is enough oil there to supply the US, if it was the only thing used to keep us going, for maybe 11 or 12 DAYS!

    That's just it, it's insanity.

    "We just won the great unfinished fight of the 20th century. Now we need to win the fight of the 21st - the battle for our planet. This is our time to do it."

    by Ellinorianne on Mon Apr 05, 2010 at 11:21:18 AM PDT

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