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    Cuba seeks oil near (FL)Keys (that would benefit China)(FLASHBACK May, 2006)


    Few Americans paid much attention last year when Cuban President Fidel Castro announced China would help explore potentially large oil reserves off Cuba's northwest coast - not far from the Florida Keys.
    But now - with gas prices climbing above $3 a gallon - the prospect of China drilling near the United States has become a hot political issue as two of the world's largest economies vie for new sources of energy.

    Some members of Congress warn that China and other countries could lock up oil supplies at a time when U.S. companies are barred from doing business with Cuba because of a 43-year-old trade embargo.

    "We sit here watching China exploit a valuable energy resource within eyesight of the U.S. coast,'' said. Sen. Larry Craig, an Idaho Republican.

    "I think the American public would be shocked - as this country is trying to reduce dependence on Middle East oil - that countries like China are realizing this energy resource.''

    But Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, worried that a Cuban oil spill could hurt the state's environment and $50-billion tourism industry, wants to block drilling in Cuba's northern waters.

    "Any oil spill 45 miles from Key West is going to absolutely devastate all those delicate coral reefs, the fragile Florida Keys, and would endanger pristine beaches all the way up to Fort Pierce,'' said Nelson, a Democrat.

    Cuba pumps about 80,000 barrels of oil a day in Havana and Matanzas provinces, but it is of poor quality and meets less than half of the country's needs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Cuba seeks oil near (FL)Keys (that would benefit China)(FLASHBACK May, 2006)


    Few Americans paid much attention last year when Cuban President Fidel Castro announced China would help explore potentially large oil reserves off Cuba's northwest coast - not far from the Florida Keys.
    But now - with gas prices climbing above $3 a gallon - the prospect of China drilling near the United States has become a hot political issue as two of the world's largest economies vie for new sources of energy.

    Some members of Congress warn that China and other countries could lock up oil supplies at a time when U.S. companies are barred from doing business with Cuba because of a 43-year-old trade embargo.

    "We sit here watching China exploit a valuable energy resource within eyesight of the U.S. coast,'' said. Sen. Larry Craig, an Idaho Republican.

    "I think the American public would be shocked - as this country is trying to reduce dependence on Middle East oil - that countries like China are realizing this energy resource.''

    But Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, worried that a Cuban oil spill could hurt the state's environment and $50-billion tourism industry, wants to block drilling in Cuba's northern waters.

    "Any oil spill 45 miles from Key West is going to absolutely devastate all those delicate coral reefs, the fragile Florida Keys, and would endanger pristine beaches all the way up to Fort Pierce,'' said Nelson, a Democrat.

    Cuba pumps about 80,000 barrels of oil a day in Havana and Matanzas provinces, but it is of poor quality and meets less than half of the country's needs.


    http://www.sptimes.com/2006/05/08/Wo...l_near_K.shtml
    If we don't drill here, drill now, it's obvious other countries are going to do it. How stupid is this? If you haven't signed Newt's petition, see it stickied in general discussion and vote in our informal CU survey. So far it's 56 for drilling, 3 against.

    We need to do something. Another good idea, that will take a bit more effort than merely signing Newt's petition, is to call your local congressman. They do listen and measure things by the size of the pile of mail they get, whether physical or email.

    A relative used to be a state senator. It's remarkable how those public servants will make decisions based on that pile of mail factor. One would hope they'd make a more carefully thought out decision, but sometimes it's just the squeaky wheel getting the oil factor at work. So squeak and sign that petition if you're so inclined.

    Just say no to the Chi-coms from drilling the oil near us. Let's do it ourselves.
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