2/12/2005

Rising Gas Prices

In an article titled "High Prices At The Gas Pump: NIMBYS, BANANAS, and Greens" by Tom DeWeese, Mr. DeWeese says that if we truly want to know who is behind the rising gas prices then we only need to look at our neighbor or for some just look in the mirror. Mr. DeWeese says that we as a country have let the environmentalists and our own need for a "veiw" stop the production of domestic fossil fuels.
Not only are we limited in our oil production, but we dont have the capacity to refine oil, since there hasn't been any refineries built in the U.S. since 1976. He says that this is because nobody wants to have a refinery in thier town, who wants the smell and the big trucks on the highways.
I think we need to tell our legislators that we want more land opened up for exploration and some of the red tape cut that makes refineries so hard to build.

2 comments:

salty said...

I agree, the government needs to develop a plan to make the U.S. less dependent on foriegn oil. We need to tell our legislators that we want action to be taken on this matter. I believe that this would help oil prices dramatically.

Luise said...

I find it very interesting that everyone thinks gas prices are high. I have to admit I don’t like the cost of gas either. However; the truth is that gas prices are relatively low if you think about how little gas prices have been affected by inflation over the years. Gas prices aren’t necessarily high all over the nation. When I took a road trip across the country this summer gas was a $1.29 in Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa. In Indiana it was a $1. 32. In Oklahoma, it was even cheaper in a buck-O-five. But on the other hand when I lived in New York in 1999 the gas there was well over $2.00 a gallon and that was 6 years ago. So are gas prices high or is it all relative to where you live in out country??