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JT

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Message Posted: May 23, 2010 12:01:00 AM

Should the United States and Canada allow oil drilling anywhere and everywhere, within their boundaries, including oceans under their control?
Yes - no restrictions
Yes - with some "reasonable" restrictions
No more new drilling
No opinion at this time

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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MoTown44240
Sophomore Author Akron

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2013 9:57:51 AM

Yes - with some "reasonable" restrictions
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achung53
Veteran Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 11:01:59 AM

Yes - with some "reasonable" restrictions
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ranger1169
Champion Author Harrisburg

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 4:00:33 AM

NO
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gizmojoe
Veteran Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 1:44:50 AM

yup
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googlee
Champion Author Montreal

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2011 6:45:26 AM

Yes - no restrictions
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tjc09f
All-Star Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2011 10:16:02 AM

Yes, with very stringent regulation
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HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2011 8:47:55 PM

Y
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estroh
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2011 2:55:07 AM

Yes - with some "reasonable" restrictions
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HardeepWA
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2011 12:36:05 AM

Yes - with some "reasonable" restrictions.
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NicB2011
Rookie Author Lansing

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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2011 4:22:41 PM

I think allowing to drill anywhere is only part of the problem. The U.S. government brags about the United States having one of the largest oil reserves in the world. My comment: Then open the reserves! I understand the business behind sitting on our own reserves, but come on. We really need to start taking care of our people, now!
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Jdanek630
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2011 8:55:45 PM

Drill
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Jdanek630
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2011 8:55:34 PM

Baby
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Jdanek630
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2011 8:55:25 PM

Drill
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Nicanite
Champion Author Flint

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2011 6:37:51 PM

Yes
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wrunner
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2011 12:49:08 PM

Yes - with some "reasonable" restrictions - do it safely and do not waste valuable, unrenewable resources.
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monty28
Rookie Author Kalamazoo

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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2010 4:31:48 PM

where ever it would be cheapest to ship from and just branch out from that once fields are dry
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2010 10:37:31 PM

YES
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misstweety
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2010 8:24:12 PM

yes
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bja0030
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2010 5:12:55 PM

yes
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SAVEITIL
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2010 3:22:35 AM

Yes - with some "reasonable" restrictions
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bja0030
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 2:05:38 PM

yes
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frostycookie
Rookie Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2010 11:40:08 PM

No drilling at all. Based on what is happening in the Gulf, we would be very foolish to think this can not happen again. This leak could have been plugged long ago if it was'nt for the greed of BP.
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thinkaboutit
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2010 3:02:29 PM

In this issue, a lot of money is at stake, so parties will continue to seek their benefits.

Question is: Which democratic majority decides on the reasonableness, and which majority vote decides yes or no on drilling. Is it the population of a country, the states that are closest to the oil wells, or the counties closest to the wells (the afflicted population).

There are a lot of people howling false play when their opinion is not the majority.
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tutusun
Rookie Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2010 11:35:21 AM

it looks like a war. if you don't drill, other country will do.
so I think it is a whole world issue.
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superscion
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: May 31, 2010 5:25:44 PM

Cean it up and keep drilling for oil because everyone else in the world continues to drill for oil. Until we have an efficient and as cost effective alternative to oil, we do not have a choice in the matter.
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DestinyII
Rookie Author Tacoma

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Message Posted: May 31, 2010 2:35:05 PM

There is no end in sight to this spilling! Why won't our buracracy allow BP or the government to dredge a dike along the gulf cost in the shallow water to have a place to collect the crude and keep it out of the marshlands? It would be much faster and cost effective than the mehtods so far.
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DestinyII
Rookie Author Tacoma

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Message Posted: May 31, 2010 2:26:36 PM

We need government that respects its duty to the public, not the lobyests and doesn't hand out permits etc. for favors.
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CrackedLCD
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: May 31, 2010 3:17:55 AM

Tell you what Jack, go ahead and pay double now and I'll ride for free. :P
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JackDaniel
Rookie Author Detroit

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Message Posted: May 30, 2010 10:29:42 PM

NO Deep sea drilling !!! They obvously can't handle it!! I'd rather py double than endanger our entire ecosphere.
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thinkaboutit
Champion Author Colorado

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Message Posted: May 30, 2010 4:26:48 PM

Let the people in a region decide! Accept what the majority there wants to do, do not make your own convenience the judge!
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CrackedLCD
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: May 30, 2010 2:07:57 AM

Lamar sure like spamming the threads to get points, don't he?
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Soulplayez
All-Star Author Oakland

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Message Posted: May 30, 2010 12:50:35 AM

With the BP situation that has continued for 35+ days (and counting), I have even wondered if this will ever be a good idea.
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pathvet
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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 8:21:59 PM

nobody else is going to get us away from the Middle East dependence
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Bonanza
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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 7:56:03 PM

Yes - with some "reasonable" restrictions
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99dakota
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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 7:31:13 PM

Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
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janctx
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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 7:13:16 PM

yes with safety restrictions in place, We need to be free of foreign oil,
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MrBally
All-Star Author Detroit

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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 5:44:05 PM

Somebody needs to be executed for the "reasonableness" being caused to marine life and the Gulf Shore areas.
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pkhdonovan
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 4:06:30 PM

yes - with some restrictions
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chui
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 1:23:29 PM

no way .....no
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RuebenJames
Rookie Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 12:55:53 PM

Yes. Drilling should be allowed with reasonable restrictions. Some of those restrictions should include: NO drilling in oceans, lakes, wetlands, national parks, protected wilderness areas, to name a few. Stricter construction and operations regulations should also be enacted, backed up by SEVERE criminal penalties and LARGE fines (Large being defined as 15% or more of total annual profits) for individuals and corporations that cut corners, engage in shoddy work practices or try to skirt regulations.
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LGStas
Veteran Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 12:14:33 PM

THE RESULTS OF THIS POLL IS VERY SAD. I LIVE IN SOUTH ALABAMA NOW & THE EFFECTS OF THE OFFSHORE DRILLING DISASTER
ARE FELT THROUGHOUT THE AREA!
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LGStas
Veteran Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 12:08:34 PM

U mus be insane if u think our country needs to drill fpor oil on our own territory! Look at the Gulf of Mexico's condition right now & tell me its still a good idea! Our Gulf is covered n OIL! It is a horrible disaster, turning out to be the worst in history & people just wanna drill more, how do
es that make ANY sense what-so-ever!? Our world is just doomed isnt it?
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CPGas1815
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 11:23:34 AM

I am absolutely amazed by the results of this poll. The propaganda spewed by the oil and gasoline industry is obviously subverting opinions. Now is the time to end the deceptive and manipulative tactics of "Big Oil". Each day that passes is yet another day that weakens the buying power of consumers. "Big Oil" must go. The future is in front of us, and that future should be one in which "Big Oil" no longer is allowed to spread their lies and propoganda.
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zacksnanny
Champion Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 10:38:42 AM

No more drilling
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Boonebuggy
Veteran Author New York City

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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 10:33:36 AM

We should end all drilling. We are in a war situation in terms of our economic dependence on foreign oil. We need to ramp up all our efforts to achieve complete independence from oil in the same way that we put forth all our efforts to win WW II and to put a man into space. Anything less is simply fooling ourselves. Whoever discovers oil's replacement will rule the world.
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gsofrs
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 9:53:02 AM

Accountability and integrity to oversee "reasonable" restrictions in this greedy society is a top priority. Profit margins will be negatively impacted; therefore, loopholes will somehow appear and then get capitalized upon.
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RxHugh
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 9:37:31 AM

Yes - with some "reasonable" restrictions
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OKRifle
Champion Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 8:41:18 AM

Yes, but under the Administration in Washington, it is not gonna happen.
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Lengas
Champion Author Gary

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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 7:29:48 AM

Yes - with some "reasonable" restrictions. Enforce safety regulations. Do not allow ANY short cuts during construction or operation by contractors, management, workers AND our gov't.
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N9HVP
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: May 29, 2010 12:02:07 AM

Yes, with NO restrictions.
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