If you believe that we must "drill baby drill" to reduce our country's independence on foreign oil, then be aware that the known reserves on the US east coast from Florida to Maine, amounts to 1.9 billion barrels of oil. the US has exported over 1 billion barrels of oil for each of the last three years. If we stopped exporting our oil for less then 2 years, we wouldn't need to risk our multi billion dollar tourist and fishing industry. Don't believe we export that amount of oil? Its a fact available at the US energy information administration website. You have to dig for it though. These exports are why diesel fuel costs more then Gas in this country. We are turning into the worlds oil refiners and export our refined product overseas where the oil companies get more money for it. The diesel goes to Europe and China. Makes me sick, how about you? Don't forget these nice guys are the ones who created PEW, Oceana, and all the other enviro frauds to put you and our industry out of business. I say paybacks are a bitch. we can stop them from drilling on the east coast, and cause them the loss of billions of dollars. All you have to do is write a letter to BOEM from you or the fishing group you represent opposing this hypocitical double standard, and demanding that no seismic testing or oil drilling be allowed on the East coast.
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