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AMAC Opinion: New Clean Drilling and Oil Refineries Can Provide Realistic Relief at the Gas Pump

by Daniel Webber

Costlier gasoline hits seniors particularly hard by limiting their mobility and their ability to Images-2 afford such basics as food -

BOHEMIA, NY, Aug 24 – “We’re going nowhere,   fast,” said Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American   Citizens in response to “yet another round of skyrocketing gas prices.   What we need is realistic relief, namely new refineries and new drilling   projects unfettered by outdated EPA scrutiny.”

Weber added that modern refining and drilling technologies   focus on clean production as “a matter of good business sense. By   encumbering domestic producers with overregulation only serves to increase   prices at the pump. It also increases our dependence on foreign   sources.”

He pointed out that pump prices have been spiking for   nearly two months and that costlier gasoline hits seniors particularly hard   by limiting their mobility and their ability to afford such basics as food,   which gets more expensive every time there’s a gas price hike.

“Current policies regarding exploration and   production of gasoline are based on liberal ideologies that envision a ‘green   America’ at any cost. They disregard the facts. We have growing underground   and undersea reserves at our disposal, for one thing. Oil companies have new,   cleaner and more dependable recovery and production methodologies. And,   alternative energy sources are in their infancies and could take several   generations before they might be ready to make a real difference in how we   power our cars.”

Weber scoffed at rumors that the Obama Administration   might tap U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves to check rising gas prices.   “At best, it is a stop-gap measure. But in fact, analysts agree that it   wouldn’t help much.”

The AMAC chief conceded that it is less than likely that   any substantial actions to lower petroleum prices in the mid-term or far-term   future will be taken any time before the November elections. But, he said,   whoever is elected to lead the country this fall, “he must be ready to   implement solutions in quick time.”

NOTE TO EDITORS: Dan Weber is available for telephone   interviews on this issue. Please contact John Grimaldi at 917-846-8485 or [email protected]  to set up a chat.

The Association of Mature American Citizens [] is a vibrant, vital and conservative   alternative to those traditional organizations, such as AARP, that dominate   the choices for mature Americans who want a say in the future of the nation.   Where those other organizations may boast of their power to set the agendas   for their memberships, AMAC takes its marching orders from its members. We   act and speak on their behalf, protecting their interests, and offering a   conservative insight on how to best solve the problems they face today.


Daniel C. Weber founded the Association of Mature American Citizens in the summer of 2007. Dan Weber sees AMAC as a way to unite citizens to defend our American way of life. To enrich the lives of AMAC’s members, Weber has assembled a package of benefits and discounts for Americans 50+ that they can get nowhere else.

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