CRUDE AWAKENING: EPA gives Shell Oil the nod to drill….take a guess where??

ALASKA!  Three operations, mind you!, THREE!!!! I’m very excited about this because and I’ll reiterate folks, we aquired Alaska as a state for the oil!  Shell has spent about $3.5 billion to explore and prepare for the drilling activity in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas off Alaska, but legal challenges and regulatory hurdles have prevented hte company from obtaining necessary approvals.

REPUBLICANS:  Have stepped up calls for increased levels of domestic oil production as gasoline prices rise.  Makes sense!  It’s in our own country!!

DEMOCRATS: Want to repeal about $2 billion in annual tax breaks given to big oil and gas companies including Shell. They acknowledge that such efforts won’t bring prices down at the pump, but repealing the incentives will reduce the federal deficit.

How about cutting back on giveaways instead??

About bettybyrd

Betty Byrd is an editor, author, and actress. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in creative writing, and furthered her literary career through graduate studies at Ohio State University. She was an editor for The Spectator, Ohio’s largest weekly newspaper, and has free – lanced for a national men’s magazine. Betty has appeared in film and television, as well as numerous commercials and mini-series. She is a voting member of the American Federation of Television Artists and also of the Screen Actors Guild. In 2002-2003 Betty was accepted into the Who’s Who of America and in 2007-2008, the Who’s Who of American Women. Her previous literary works include a novel, Trinity’s Daughter, for which she was honored as a local author by the San Diego Public Library. She is also a recipient of a first place fiction writing award for her new novel, Utopia, Texas at the prestigious Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference. Betty has had successful book-signings across the country to large crowds at local Barnes and Nobles and other bookstores. She has been featured in newspapers, and appeared on NBC – TV, and radio talk shows. Betty currently lives in Southern California with her husband and family.
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