Oil Crisis is the Price We Pay

Editorial says, 'Calling Alaskan oil energy independence is short-sighted and unrealistic'.

Published: 31-Mar-2005

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Keeping all of the nation's wilderness areas, refuges, scenic areas and forests free from development is a worthwhile goal.

But economic realism also has to be taken into account, especially as it relates to the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge and the present energy crisis.


Visits to China, India, Malaysia and Pakistan are significant because the trip spells out the Saudi Kingdom's Look East policy, representing a new reorientation in its foreign policy that was heavily tilted toward the West.

The worst two scenarios suggest a drastic decline in output to 875,000 barrels a day by the end of 2007 and to just 520,000 a day by the end of 2008.

Bush said he envisioned a future in which a plug-in hybrid car could drive 40 miles on a lithium-ion battery, then stop at a filling station for ethanol, a fuel usually made from corn, similar to HyMotion Prius pictured below.


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