Plantagenet wrote:I'm supportive of Roscoe Bartlett's plan to drill ANWR and use the proceeds to develop alternative energy to replace oil.
Is it better to use the Arctic Refuge oil to fuel our current way of life, or is it better to use the energy that we would gain from reducing waste to develop alternatives. Simple question, PA, answer it.
Your question is nonsensical.
Is this what you are trying to ask?
Roscoe Bartlett proposes to use the money from ANWR to develop energy alternatives.
You are proposing to use "energy" (I assume you mean money) gained (I assume you mean saved) from reducing waste to develop alternatives.
But any savings from reducing waste is distributed across the economy and is not available for alternative energy research, unless new taxes are imposed on middle class folks.
Obviously, ANWR is much better way to fund alternative energy research. It will provide much more money for alternative energy by leasing fees and taxes on Big Oil, and will do so without raising taxes on the middle class. In addition, it would stimulate the economy and create high paying technical and construction jobs.
Roscoe Bartlett is a very smart guy. His new proposal shows it again.