Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day196 Sunday 03/13/11

ran 2.3 miles
Today ends week twenty-eight of running against Obama. I ran 22.6 miles this week, averaging 3.23 miles per day.

"But as we cut through all the talk and the politics in the energy debate, we can see what the debate is really about. We see the family that thinks twice about what they'll spend at the grocery store this week, because they've been paying $40 to fill up the tank for the last month. We see the grandmother who isn't sure how she'll make her Social Security check cover January's heating bill. The autoworker that isn't sure what the future at Ford holds for him. And the mother who sees turmoil in the Middle East and worries that someday her son might have to fight to secure our oil supply. Ultimately, we see a nation that cannot control its future as long as it cannot control the source of energy that keeps it running."

Barack Obama, 2005 at a meeting of Resources for the Future

The Barack Obama we now know as our president is unwavering in his agenda to do as little as possible to slow the soaring price of gas. Since the Horizon accident last year, only two permits have been issued (both within last month) to drill in the Gulf of Mexico, which supplies one-third of U.S. oil and natural gas needs. Obama has also withdrawn permits that had been issued for drilling in Alaska and made millions of acres of federal land in the lower forty-eight states untouchable for future oil exploration.

In 2007, the Energy Information Administration projected that 700 million barrels of oil would be produced offshore in 2010; the actual number was 600 million. The EIA also predicted 133 million barrels onshore and it was actually 114 million. Currently, they project total U.S. oil production to go down 250,000 barrels per day next year.

This past week, at a CERA (Cambridge Energy Research Associates) event, where Bill Clinton and George Bush were both speakers, they each expressed disappointment in Barack Obama’s slow process of issuing drilling permits and they agreed that in this economy it was an unnecessary burden. Bill Clinton said that under Obama there are “Ridiculous delays in permitting when our economy doesn’t need it”.

1,525.3 miles to go.

1 comment:

  1. There are 3,310 offshore production platforms active in the search for natural gas and oil on the Gulf of Mexico.

    I know the positive effects of the oil industry in terms of jobs and local economy. I hope oil production expands for that reason.

    In perspective, 250,000 BPD is 0.3% of world oil production per day (250,000 / 85,500,000).

    We produce 10% of the worlds oil and consume 23%.

    THe fastest way to independence is increased production with decreased consumption.

    Before the BP spill Obama was going to open offshore areas to oil drilling for first time in order to win political support for comprehensive energy and climate legislation. There is still a good chance of this happening. This is a long term plan. New rigs in new areas will take years to start producing.