Sarah Palin – Drill, baby, drill

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Sarah Palin - Drill, baby, drill

Video description

The proven oil reserves of the US is estimated at 22.5 billion barrels of oil

The United States uses 20.7 million barrels of oil per day
That's 8.3 billion barrels of oil per year!

If you can use every single drop of that oil the US will have oil for just 2.7 years.
Give or take a few weeks.

Drilling will not solve the United States energy dependency problems. Drilling for oil is not the solution.

Transcript

And I don't know the uh... lamestream media is here tonight. There's probably some in beds, probably some guys that snuck in. And if so, good! We're gonna kinda lecture you on, and educate you on, what it means to be an energy secure and energy independent nation. We're gonna talk about that here tonight.

[...]

I wanna talk about this because there... There's somebody in the White House who doesn't get it. He doesn't understand the need to be energy secure. And does not understand that all it takes is the political will in Washington DC to allow the oil development that we need here in the homeland. So that we are not reliant on foreign regimes to produce energy for us.

[...]

We're the only country in the world that purposefully refuses to develop its own proven reserves. Surely he must know this. We do not have a scarcity of resources in America, we have a scarcity of common sense in Washington DC.

[applause]

The proven oil reserves of the US is estimated at 22.5 billion barrels of oil.

The US uses 20.7 million barrels of oil per day.

That's 8.3 billion barrels of oil per year!

If you can use every single drop of that oil the US will have oil for just 2.7 years. (Give or take a few weeks.)

Drilling for oil will not solve the energy dependency problems.

 The chant is: drill baby, drill.

[applause]

[crowd chanting "drill baby, drill"]

Drilling for oil is not the solution.

Sources

  1. US Oil Reserves
  2. US Oil Consumption

Media resources

  1. Pelican photo: Associated Press
  2. Oil sampling: USCG
  3. Deep water horizon fire: gcaptain.com
  4. Sarah Palin Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
  5. Sarah Palin clips
  6. Drill, baby drill chant

Ventures Into Scepticism