Mudcat Café message #1729461 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #91008   Message #1729461
Posted By: beardedbruce
28-Apr-06 - 05:02 PM
Thread Name: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
Subject: RE: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
"By the way, here's a point to keep in mind: a scientist friend of mine (and a well-known science fiction writer in his spare time) once said to me that we make an immense number of products, including some pharmaceuticals, from petroleum. Many more things than most people are aware of. Considering all of the things we take for granted that we would have to do without if we ever ran out of petroleum—not even considering powering automobiles—to waste petroleum by burning it to produce energy is a crime against future generations."

Absolute agreement- oil is far to useful a raw material to waste for just energy production. (Am I really agreeing with Don F? - YES!!)