Monday, March 10, 2008
Follow the money
If Miles O'Brien and CNN want to do a real service for America they should examine whether or not organizations like the National Resources Defense Council, The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and Greenpeace receive money from oil-producing nations. They should examine whether or not countries that own their oil resources like Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Mexico, and Russia, support the many US-based environmental organizations that continue to prevent oil exploration and development in the United States. It is to the advantage of such nations to prevent exploration in our country so they can continue to rack in the money from high oil prices. As the saying goes; follow the money. If America wants to be independent of foreign oil it must drill and refine more of its own oil, develop alternatives for the second half this century, and use coal and atomic energy for our electric power plants.