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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Four dollar a gallon gasoline is going to spark another nimby debate. Many believe a combination of building nuclear power plants and tapping the oil reserves in Alaska and off the coast of Florida will decrease our dependancy on foreign oil and lower the cost of energy. It may be true, but the Not-In-My-Back-Yard debate will make it an uphill fight.

2 Comments
  1. June 19, 2008 -

    How true! Great Bush portrait! I was reading in the Times today that now there's a dearth of ships that would be used for off-shore drilling that will delay things even if they decide to go that route, as well. It's complicated...

  2. June 19, 2008 -

    I know a gentleman who did research at Princeton University, working on the Plasma Physics Laboratory's Fusion experiment. The federal budget was like the Sword of Damocles hanging over not just their jobs, but their hopes and dreams of harnessing fusion power that would provide unlimited clean energy. but while our government can build a bridge to nowhere, it has a difficult time building a bridge to our future energy problem...funding was cut and the project shut down.