In World War II the people of the USA rallied to their country’s call with a patriotic effort to relieve pressure on the food production processes needed to feed our troops by growing food in their own backyards.
This war, which involves energy, should be producing a new “Victory Garden”. We should be developing energy sources that are in our collective backyard. We should be drilling for all known and suspected oil resources (and why not paint the oil well pumps that dot the countryside in red, white and blue).
We should reverse Bill Clinton’s action of preventing the use of low sulfur coal from Utah. We should remove the ability of the NIMBYs to run to court to prevent development of existing and new energy sources.
We should reverse the restrictions on drilling in ANWR and off the coasts.
We should remove the impediments to building new nuclear power plants.
We should make the building of refineries easier.
To win this war of energy and economics we need to use the resources we have, we cannot continue to tie the hands of those who can help us win.
First we must defeat the NIMBYs and then we can defeat the external enemies!