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JT

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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2010 9:01:01 PM

In 2008 (#47) a GasBuddy poll showed 64% favored allowing oil drilling anywhere "with some 'reasonable' restrictions". After the recent oil leak, would you allow oil drilling anywhere, including oceans?
Yes — no restrictions
Yes — use current rules and enforcement
Yes — use current rules but stricter enforcement
Yes — use expanded rules and enforcement
No more new drilling
No opinion at this time

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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achung53
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 7:43:35 AM

Yes — use current rules but stricter enforcement
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johnnyTN
Rookie Author Tennessee

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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 10:23:00 AM

i think Americans are smart enough to make something compatible with gasoline engines.i think we should give an incentive for these people who support American products to make such a product.
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johnnyTN
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2012 10:20:41 AM

i say use some restrictions
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Sumflow
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 3:52:12 AM

Use expanded rules and enforcement.
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googlee
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2011 5:06:58 AM

Yes — no restrictions
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777Aviator
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2011 2:25:29 AM

Yes, but stricter rules and enforcement
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HardeepWA
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2011 12:58:56 AM

Yes.
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redfoxinictKS
Champion Author Wichita

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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2011 8:14:02 AM

Yes - use current rules but stricter enforcement//
We need the jobs it creates plus the oil it will produce more than ever.
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PusaKuting
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2011 5:47:04 AM

Yes use expanded rules and enforcement
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2011 10:57:46 PM

Yes — use expanded rules and enforcement.
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2010 6:28:42 PM

yes
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redfoxinictKS
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2010 4:56:49 PM

The thing to remember here is that like anything there are embedded dangers. Obviously in 2008 there was concern raised, likely by some type of accident, which is why GB had the poll. There will be accidents in the future. Having the necessary procedures researched and in place to minimize the damage is essential. Saving lives and saving Mother Earth must be the top priorities. Once we accept these facts and put in place the restrictions and enforcement necessary we will have limited discussion on this topic in the future. And accidents may be reduced. If we are tracking the types, reasons for, and procedures to fix any given accident, we should be able to predict when they will happen thus reducing damages.
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mausey
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2010 2:32:18 PM

Use stricter rules and restrictions. Revamp the whole thing.
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2010 6:42:40 PM

YES
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leveit2clever
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2010 1:21:06 PM

I would allow it in my neighbors yard with them having to pay the cost.
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mia_stacy
Rookie Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2010 8:32:06 AM

Yes — use current rules but stricter enforcement
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michigan6804
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2010 11:12:25 AM

Yes — use current rules but stricter enforcement
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kimnjulie
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2010 11:37:10 AM

Our business, whether they be oil companies or a small business like mine, are already ove-regulated. I have to agree with FranklinGasGuy when he states "Drill with new rules that can be enforced and allow drilling any place there is oil. Government is the problem, get government / politics out of the way. This can be safe and we can have the energy we need at a price that will fuel our growth, the current system is one cause of the current economic slow down".

Companies never have the intention of doing anything harmful that will cause them to end up in court. However, I believe it is a good thing for some regulation/over site when they are doing something new in order to protect the public at large and the company itself from doing something that may lead to a disaster. This is why we even have to get permits for remodeling jobs in our homes because building inspectors are there to ensure that no only you are not harmed by having done something you did not realize was wrong, but to protect any future homeowners of your property.

That being said, too much regulation and many unnecessary fees have led to choking of our economic engine...so I'll have to go along with the choice of: Yes — use current rules and enforcement.
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movrshakr
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2010 2:39:22 PM

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"..don't care enough about the country to support it financially."

Huh?

What in the world are you talking about? Are you advocating we should want to pay MORE taxes?!!

By the way: there is a *huge* difference in supporting your country and supporting your government ( = wasteful ruling politicians).

[Edited by: movrshakr at 9/7/2010 5:40:15 PM EST]
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Samatva
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2010 1:23:00 PM

It's *very* interesting that people are not favoring politicians that would fall in the majority on this poll.... I guess people are more swayed towards politicians who would cut regulation by the more self-serving prospect of a tax cut. We got into a most of our current mess from a decade of lax regulation and people who don't care enough about our country to support it financially.
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KrazyDawg
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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2010 10:53:34 AM

As long as people that vote yes are willing to pay with their tax dollars when things go inevitably wrong.
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CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2010 10:38:59 PM

Yes — current rules and stricter enforcement from people who aren't from that industry.
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rx7racerca
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 6:44:32 PM

Get back to drilling, expand enforcement. Not so much new regs, but things like the Deepwater Horizon not having the mandated monthly safety inspection in something like seven YEARS is certainly instructive of how the industry has been operating for a long time, even though that particular inspection wouldn't have made a difference at the Macondo well. Just the same, BP and the industry have been largely self-regulating - and clearly not always making good decisions. Time for the government oversight to be more than just a rubber stamp on the plans put to them by the oil co's.
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chui
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 5:37:16 PM

no, lets hold back, lets use thier gas for now.
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FranklinGasGuy
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 4:37:02 PM

Drill with new rules that can be enforced and allow drilling any place there is oil. Government is the problem, get government / politics out of the way. This can be safe and we can have the energy we need at a price that will fuel our growth, the current system is one cause of the current economic slow down.
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pkhdonovan
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 4:03:08 PM

keep drilling but enforce existing regulations.
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Bonanza
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 3:18:23 PM

Yes — use expanded rules and enforcement
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PeteOhki
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 3:16:40 PM

I agree a bit more on the side of improving enforcement. You can have as many laws and regulations as you want, but if it is not enforced [enough], then it is just hot wind. That does not mean that we shouldn't expand rules if needed.
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ilgoldstein
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 2:20:42 PM

I'm not really happy with the choices. Sure more restrictions and oversight are a good idea, but I would go beyond that. I want better engineering and assurance that if something should go wrong, the technology exists and is standing by to rapidly stop any oil flow. In other words, don't poke a hole in the earth if you don't know how to plug it right away!

I'd rather we didn't have to resort to this type of drilling, but as long as we are dependent on petroleum, we have little choice. The true cost of such production, however, should be reflected.
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zacksnanny
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 12:52:33 PM

No more new drilling
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Lengas
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 12:52:21 PM

Yes — use current rules but stricter enforcement
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spheremaker1
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 12:34:26 PM

these categories are like asking a bandit to stop hitting you, and he says .. well what if I just hit u less often..

ie.. 'enforcement, or 'strict enforcement.

either you enforce the regs, or you don't...... sounds like a government survey...

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N9HVP
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 12:02:30 PM

Yes - No restrictions.
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ToriB
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 10:38:22 AM

It would be unrealistic to think drilling would have to cease completely.
Much Stricter Regulations need to be in place before any future drilling is allowed. Enforcement of those new regulations is also important!
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gassaver2009
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 10:18:20 AM

Yes — use expanded rules and enforcement
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AnObserver
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 10:07:13 AM

The rules must be examined and strengthened - enforcement must be tight - no more BP-style risk taking
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RxHugh
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 8:27:38 AM

Yes — use expanded rules and enforcement
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Pizzaslut
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 7:50:51 AM

Stop all new drilling offshore and strictly oversee land drilling.
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AlTraveler
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 7:04:02 AM

Yes
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Ziggy1962
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2010 4:37:14 AM

No more new drilling.
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PeteOhki
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2010 9:11:12 PM

I'm not sure it is reasonable to expect every oil company would be able to police themselves. After all, that's what we had expected all the large banks and large stock broker/investor to be able to do before the recession. Of course, we were also expecting large companies to be too big to be able to go under without some kind of hostile action by an outside party.
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Focus2
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2010 9:04:02 PM

Seems this topic was covered once before this summer.
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Bear_Johnson
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2010 6:42:53 PM

The real cost of destroying the ocean is the extinction of the human race.
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cuzzfl
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2010 6:09:33 PM

BP is the company that resulted from the merger of British Petroleum and Amoco. So it is not entirely foreign-owned. There are many American stockholders. We need to keep drilling for oil, because currently we import about 60% of what we Americans use. We also need to drill in ANWAR and many places in the Western US and the feds should not be stopping us from drilling there and closer to shore. The rigs that drill in mile-deep water are the most expensive and the most dangerous. Sure, we need to take care of our environment, but we need to weigh costs and benefits and we need to remember that God gave man dominion over the earth and the plants and the lower animals. We don't need to be making rules that give all the advantages to the lower animals and to the detriment of man.
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Bonanza
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2010 5:22:27 PM

Yes — use expanded rules and enforcement
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bearscouter
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2010 3:16:12 PM

No restrictions - BP and every other oil company now know the cost of screwing up so they will police themselves.
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dangnad
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2010 2:59:14 PM

It's all in the enforcement. Govt agencies become more and more lax until there is no regulation at all. Stricter rules can only be tested when there's a disaster...then it's too late.
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tudaddy1
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2010 2:36:25 PM

too many out of work, the last spill was one of a kind. lets get back to drilling with rule and let people go back to work.
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Driver_Di
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2010 2:34:55 PM

It doesn't help that the first 4 options support drilling of some kind. Those of us who don't support ocean drilling only have one option to choose from, even though some of us would be fine with drilling in a field.
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grampsguy
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2010 2:05:39 PM

Yes — use expanded rules and enforcement
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