Tribe Refinery and the Path To Lower Gas Prices
I hear plenty of carping about gas prices every
time they take a bump up and I understand completely understand why.
Obama’s new EPA regs are a big part of the
problem and the only reason they’re this low is that the economy is still in
the dumps. But if Oregonians really see
this as a problem, let’s do something about it.
Let’s build a new oil refinery in the state. Coos Bay is a deep water port that can take
tankers from Alaska. There’s so much oil
up north that we sell a lot of it to Japan.
Oregon needs the business and the jobs. And having a state of the art gasoline producer here would help even out
the big swings in price. Critics are
right that the bunny huggers will try to stop this in the courts but there’s a
way around that.
Let’s work in concert
with the Indian Tribes on the South Coast.
Build it on land they own…even if you have to deed over part of the Port
to them and we can dispense with a lot of that sue it to stop it nonsense.
It won’t be done for years but with all the
new oil discoveries we’re not likely to stop using petroleum for fifty years
and when the economy recovers under a new President we’ll need to produce like
maniacs to keep the price from spiking above five bucks.