Addicted To Oil? You Bet Your Lipstick

Addicted To Oil? You Bet Your Lipstick

In his State of the Union speech previously this year, President Bush stated America is “addicted to oil.” Correct, however barely a surprise.

We usually think about oil items as the things that powers vehicles, trucks, Trains, airplanes and suvs. Transport accounts for just about half of the petroleum we utilize.

Exactly what we hardly ever consider is all the other items where oil is an essential component, such as lipstick. Petrochemicals are likewise utilized in the aspirin that avoids and eliminates headaches cardiovascular disease, the crayons our kids utilize -even diapers, DVDs, video cameras, plasters, balloons and golf balls.

Three-dollar gas is something, however consider exactly what our lives would resemble without antiperspirant, tooth paste or fragrance (yuck). Can you envision no vitamins, antibacterial, home paint, syringes, pacemakers, child strollers, trash can, candle lights or panty tube? (Well, really, I might do without panty hose pipe.).

You get my point. Petroleum is utilized far more in our lives than in simply filling our gas tanks.

In fact, we’re addicted to “foreign” oil. Today we import about 60 percent of our oil and petroleum products-much of it from hostile nations such as Venezuela.

America has adequate reserves of oil and gas however much of it is locked on federal lands. This June, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act to permit expedition in the deep waters off our coasts, while offering states the authority to figure out how close expedition is enabled.

In May, the United States House voted to open simply 2,000 seaside acres of the 19 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil expedition. The United States Geological Survey approximates that this location might produce adequate oil to provide us with 1.5 million barrels of oil daily long lasting 25 years at a minimum. That’s sufficient to change 30 years of imports from Saudi Arabia-and lots of lipstick.

The United States Senate, nevertheless, hasn’t chose a stand-alone expense to open ANWR given that 1995, when President Clinton banned it.

Being “cost gouged” on sun block? Thank the United States Senate for keeping us addicted to foreign oil.

America has adequate reserves of oil and gas however much of it is locked on federal lands. This June, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act to permit expedition in the deep waters off our coasts, while providing states the authority to figure out how close expedition is permitted. In May, the U.S. House voted to open simply 2,000 seaside acres of the 19 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil expedition. The U.S. Geological Survey approximates that this location might produce sufficient oil to provide us with 1.5 million barrels of oil per day enduring 25 years at a minimum. That’s sufficient to change 30 years of imports from Saudi Arabia-and plenty of lipstick.