Senior Fellow with the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT)
Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"Drilling is no silver bullet. But it is vital. It won’t generate overnight production. But just announcing that America is finally hunting oil again would send a powerful signal to energy markets… and to speculators – many of whom are betting that continued US drilling restrictions will further exacerbate the global demand-supply imbalance, and send 'futures' prices even higher...
One of our best prospects is Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which geologists say contains billions of barrels of recoverable oil...
Drilling in ANWR would get new oil flowing in 5-10 years, depending on how many lawsuits environmentalists file. That’s far faster than benefits would flow from supposed alternatives: devoting millions more acres of cropland to corn or cellulosic ethanol, converting our vehicle fleet to hybrid and flex-fuel cars, building dozens of new nuclear power plants, and blanketing thousands of square miles with wind turbines and solar panels. These alternatives would take decades to implement, and all face political, legal, technological, economic and environmental hurdles..."
"Drill Here. Drill Now. Drill ANWR.," Grass Roots Institute of Hawaii website, July 2, 2008
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Senior Fellow, Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT)
Senior Fellow, Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise (CDFE)
Senior Policy Advisor, Congress of Racial Equality
Senior Fellow, Atlas Economic Research Foundation
Senior Fellow, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii (GRIH)
Senior Fellow, Frontiers of Freedom Institute
Director, Economic Human Rights Project, CDFE & Congress of Racial Equality
Principal, Global-Comm Partners
Editor, Public Relations Society of Americas, National Capital Chapter Newsletter
Former Staff, US Department of the Interior
Former Staff, US Senate
Former Member, Sierra Club
Former Member, Zero Population Growth
Accreditation, Public Relations, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
JD, University of Denver College of Law
BA, Geology and Field Ecology, Lawrence University