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2008-08-13 18:00:39

TO THE EDITOR: Energy drives the U.S. economy, from agriculture to industry, to our homes and our vehicles. The rise of the Chinese and Indian economies, in particular, has increased worldwide demand with a stable, or decreased, level of supply. Given this, there is no mystery that the price of oil and its products have risen. Much research and development has been devoted to wind and solar power, but at best, these are forecast to be small suppliers of our energy needs. Nuclear power is...

2008-08-12 03:00:57

The lies being spread about the time required to increase our oil production continue unabated by the Democrats. Here are some interesting facts that you never hear: * The Alaskan Pipeline/Prudhoe Bay development was as controversial as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is today. The Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act passed Congress in 1973. Work began that winter, and oil began flowing in the summer of 1977 after building the 900-mile pipeline - a little over three years, not 10...

2008-08-11 09:01:31

Bald Eagle Energy Inc. (OTCBB:BEEI) (hereafter "Bald Eagle"). Effective July 21, 2008, Bald Eagle Energy began trading on the NASDAQ OTC BB exchange under the symbol 'BEEI'. Upon establishing itself with a new land position on Alaska's North Slope, the Company changed its name from Columbus Ventures Inc. to better reflect its new direction and business venture. Bald Eagle holds a 100% Working Interest (WI) in six separate leases on Alaska's North Slope. Acquired through a Purchase...

2008-08-09 15:00:35

We have a history of having a "do-nothing" Congress when it comes to an energy policy for the country. In 1975, the Carter administration provided us with gas shortages and long waits in "gas lines." In 1995 Bill Clinton vetoed oil drilling in ANWR; his reason was that it would be 10 years before the oil would come to market. If he hadn't stopped the drilling, we would have an additional million barrels of domestic oil on today's market. This year, Democrats don't want to drill for oil in...

2008-08-08 12:00:24

Until I recently conducted an informal poll of my own, I did not realize how little John Q. Public knew about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It's no wonder environmentalists have been so effective at blocking the development of ANWR oil fields. With the help of our pandering politicians and biased media, they are planting seeds of propaganda. So with a pitchfork in one hand and a torch in the other, I set out to expose the green monster for myself. My first step was to define...

2008-08-06 09:00:55

Last week's energy debate in Congress gives voters concerned about gas prices a good idea where U.S. energy policy is headed. If Barack Obama is in the White House, Democrats win a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, and Nancy Pelosi has fewer pesky Republicans to ignore in the House, this will be energy rule No. 1: Forget more drilling. Offshore. Alaska. Doesn't matter. Then step two, let slip by an unidentified Democratic aide recently in The Hill newspaper: "Right now, our...

2008-08-05 15:00:56

By Stacey Eidson, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Aug. 5--With gasoline prices hovering around $4 a gallon, a roundtable discussion about the country's energy policies at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee did not shy away from the ongoing national debate over the possibility of future offshore drilling. After Republican presidential candidate John McCain called for an end to the 26-year-old federal ban on energy exploration off the nation's shores, elected officials across...

2008-08-05 09:00:38

What could Nathan L. Seegmiller have been thinking when he wrote, "President Bush has allowed oil prices to soar" (Readers' Forum, July 28)? Bush has been doing everything he can to get Congress to allow oil production on American territory, but our present Democrat Congress will not allow it. The Democrats in Congress, with some exceptions, are little more than puppets of the environmental establishment. I know from 16 years experience over a 45-year period as a professional wildlife and...

2008-08-03 15:00:21

By Tim Bradner, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Aug. 3--Things are still going gangbusters in Alaska's North Slope oil patch and oil service contractors engaged in oil field maintenance and support work are busier than ever. Bed space is still extremely tight, as are seats on airplanes ferrying workers to and from the Slope. About 14,400 people were at work on oil and gas projects in May, the latest period for which statistics were available from the state Department of Labor and...

2008-07-29 00:00:38

By Scott Canon ARCTIC NATIONAL WILD-LIFE REFUGE, Alaska - This place is a Zen thing. The only way to tell you've wandered in is the absence of anything saying so. No signs. No road to get here. No advice from government stewards about what to seek out or what to avoid. No entrance fees and no officially licensed T-shirt. This isn't just wilderness, contend those who want to keep it pristine, but a sanctuary for wildness. It is also oil country. With just the last half of the last year...


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