Actions for Freedom

Conversations on more than 50 actions to expand freedom in the United States



Reduce oil imports and the money that empowers dictatorial governments in eight of the nine largest oil exporting countries, where some of that money funds the other side in the war with radical Islam.

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Actions to achieve greater energy independence

1. Allow construction of additional nuclear power plants in the U.S. There are 104 nuclear power plants that are operating safely. Dozens more are in operation in naval vessels. 62% of Americans support the use of nuclear energy (Gallup, 3/22/10).
2. Allow nuclear waste disposal in Yucca Mountain, Nevada. (See the blog "Revive the plan to store spent fuel from nuclear power plants in Yucca Mountain."
3. Based on what can be learned from the disastrous Gulf Oil Gusher of 2010, develop methods for offshore oil and gas exploration at less depth that will be safe. The Minerals Management Service ( estimates there are 86 billion barrels of oil and 420 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in undiscovered fields of the Outer Continental Shelf.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu has said, "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe." When he said that, "Europeans were paying $8 a gallon for gas at the pump".(Morning Bell,, April 1, 2010)
4. Scrap the proposal for a cap-and-trade system which would not affect global temperatures, has failed in Europe to reduce carbon emissions, and would cost trillions.
5. Switch to natural gas for buses and interstate trucks.
6. Require new cars to be flex-fuel.
7. License private plug-in highway stops to recharge and/or swap batteries in all-electric and electric-hybrid cars.
8. Provide time-of-day electric power pricing as an incentive to recharge electric car batteries overnight.

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Drilling for Natural Gas requires safe methods to avoid contaminating water supplies

"In the next 10 years, the United States will use ... fracturing technology to drill hundreds of thousands of [natural gas] wells in cities, rivers and watersheds.""Are regulations in place to make…Continue

Tags: environment, drilling, EPA, water, gas

Started by Daniel Dyer May 1, 2011.

Nuclear waste piles up while money to handle it is unused

See the blog "Revive the plan to store spent fuel from nuclear power plants in Yucca Mountain." Go…Continue

Started by Daniel Dyer May 1, 2011.

The Bakken Formation does or doesn't have enough oil to make the U.S. independent of foreign oil? 1 Reply

It depends on where you look for the answer.According to an assessment released in April 2008 by the U.S. Geological Survey of the Department of the Interior, North Dakota and Montana have an…Continue

Tags: bakken, energy, oil

Started by Daniel Dyer. Last reply by Lawrence Apr 10, 2011.

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Comment by Lawrence on April 10, 2011 at 6:12pm
There is only one way and thats not legal.
Comment by Al Behar on May 14, 2010 at 11:19am
What will it take to get the Obama administration off the dime and take some action beyond words? I fear the BP oil spill will further paralyze the governmnet from taking bold action to reduce our dependence on a foreign oil from (mostly) hostile sources.

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