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E. Thomas McClanahan: Sudden U.S. energy abundance a testament to human ingenuity

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  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Nov. 23, 2012 12:28 a.m.

    Don't get too excited about this sudden 'abundance'. The exploration that supports it is driven totally by high prices. And, we're just using technology to go through what little we have much faster.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 23, 2012 10:34 a.m.

    I'm SURE it had nothing to do with yesterday's Buicks getting 8 mpg,
    vs.
    today's Japanese cars getting 40+ mpgs.

    The actual "Human Ingenuity" reamins on the side of the Progressive Liberals expectations and requirements for higher fuel and emmisions standards approach to the issue more so than with any drill-baby-drill do nothing backward thinking Conservatives.

  • David Centerville, UT
    Nov. 23, 2012 3:02 p.m.

    It is interesting how both sides (liberals and conservatives) want to take credit, throw discredit to the other side, and malign others offensively.

    In reality we can thank both sides for representing perspective, vision, and values. When opposing groups can work together to forge plans and solutions, everyone benefits.

    We must lose the "take no prisoner's approach" and return to by-gone eras of working together, compromising, and solving problems.

    Thank goodness for new technologies that increase fuel efficiency in vehicles. We can be grateful for all of the advances that environmentalists have lobbied and pushed for over the decades.

    We can also be grateful for new technologies that allow us to capture previously inaccessible energy that pro-business and conservatives have pushed.