The Oratory Skills of Don Knotts (III)
“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)
90 Million Barrels of Oil savings annually with proper tire inflation.
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.