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The Oratory Skills of Don Knotts (III)

Chicago Daily Observer 31 July 2008 No Comment

“There are things you can do individually, though, to save energy. Making sure your tires are properly inflated – simple thing. But we could save all the oil that they’re talking about getting off drilling – if everybody was just inflating their tires? And getting regular tune-ups? You’d actually save just as much!” Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL)

Estimated Impact:

90 Million Barrels of Oil savings annually with proper tire inflation.

There are:

10 Billion Barrels of Oil in ANWR

18 Billion Barrels of Oil in the Outer Shelf

1 Trillion Barrels in Oil Shale in the USA

In ANWR alone Sen. Obama is off by a factor of 100. In a time of high energy prices, perhaps we could both use proper inflation and drill for more oil. There is no convincing evidence that conservation and increased production are mutually exclusive.

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