Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Anwr, You Hang Your Hat

Hat tip to WHERE ARE MY KEYS for this timely editorial cartoon, implying that high gas prices would be alleviated if only we'd let the oil companies drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Damn those liberals and their love of nature!

Thing is, I read this on Free Republic and you gotta trust them: the problem isn't scarcity of oil, it's lack of refining capacity. We need more refineries! And this same thing turned up in a pamphlet that I read published by Union 76.

So if we had more domestic crude oil, it wouldn't help at all would it, because we couldn't refine it. And of course, it wouldn't be available for another five years. In that time we will all probably find less expensive alternatives, thus eliminating the need to screw with the environment. Leave the prices where they are - this problem will solve itself.

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