Thursday, September 15, 2005

Public Thinks They Know What's Best Regarding Energy Issues

Here are the results from a poll taken just over a month ago. Please understand that the results are explained in a way that is intended to develop a specific set of fears and concerns in us. See if you can spot it as well...

Given several choices for dealing with energy problems, the public has some clear preferences:

--Almost seven in 10 want the government to establish price controls on gasoline and want more spending on subway, rail and bus systems.

--Just over seven in 10 want to give tax cuts to companies to develop wind, solar and hydrogen energy.

--Just over eight in 10 want higher fuel efficiency required for cars, trucks and SUVs.

--Slightly more than half, 52 percent, favor giving tax cuts to energy companies to explore for more oil.

The rising anxiety over high gas prices has caused a shift in public priorities about the importance of exploring for new energy.

Almost six in 10 now say exploring for new sources of energy is more important than protecting the environment. People were evenly split on that question in 2002. Half now support drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska _ up from 42 percent who felt that way in March.

Only four in 10 wanted to promote the increased use of nuclear power, while slightly more than half opposed that step.

BLOGGER'S NOTE: Approximately 100% of those polled have spent exactly 0 (zero) hours researching this issue and simply go off what they are fed from their passive intake of the media.

Also, approximately 100% of those polled have no idea how the EPA's ultra-strict guidelines (thank you very much to the powerful environmental lobby in Washington D.C.) have essentially restricted our country from building more oil refineries in the past 40 years.

Based on the ignorance of those polled for this survey, the above stats mean zilch. Thank you very much for yet another attempt at developing public interest by gauging interest from those who essentially aren't interested enough to research this on their own.

(oh, how I needed that rant today...i feel cleansed. thank you for your time)

With that said, I'm all for protecting our environment, just not in the ways that put our society's priorities out of order.

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