Most of you know, I am skeptical when it comes to Global Warming. Not that there has been measurable warming itself, as the evidence is plainly evident that in the last 20 years that has been warming on average across the planet. My doubts are in the sources of this warming - is it Man, or is it Memorex (well, the SUN is an obvious culprit). Anyway, I get emails from a leftist anti-industry group called the Center for Biological Diversity (who seems interested in mostly diversity of non-human biology) and these serve to keep me informed of what the anti-Man left is against. So, today's is actually an interesting email, because today, the CBD wanted me to send a protest email to the Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS, there's a mouthful). Anyway, with some careful rewording, you can take their protest statement, helpfully supplied by them, and change it to a very useful support statement, which I did.
If you'd like to make a statement, use mine, and go here:
"Dear Sherry Thompson, BLM Project Manager:
I am writing to OPPOSE the "No Action" alternative in the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Oil Shale and Tar Sands. The proposed development comes at a time when we desperately need to be seeking more native fossil fuels and reducing our reliance on foreign oil sources. The Bureau of Land Management should speed ahead with the proposed development completely, and, in fact, should seek to open more options for oil shale development.
I urge the Bureau of Land Management to reject the No Action alternative and to accelerate plans to develop oil shale and tar sands on public lands in the Rockies."
Anyway, the site also has a great overview of Oil Shale/Tar Sands, and I encourage all interested in this potential 400-1200 year source of oil, to read this.