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Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less: A Handbook for Slashing Gas Prices and Solving Our Energy Crisis Paperback – September 23, 2008
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Do It All. Do It Now. Do It for America.America is unrivaled in our ability to solve tough problems and create bold, powerful solutions. That's exactly what we need to do with the energy crisis we now face. We CAN become energy independent, while lowering prices at the pump today and developing innovative and effective energy alternatives for the future. We CAN produce an overwhelming supply of oil and natural gas here at home, and break the stranglehold that foreign (often hostile) countries have on our energy supply, and by extension, our economy. And we CAN be responsible stewards of our environment, protecting the grand beauty and richness of our country without sacrificing our robust engines of growth, expansion, and entrepreneurship. As Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and bestselling author, spells out in stunning simplicity, when it comes to developing domestic energy resources, we CAN do it all. Isn't it time we relied on American energy for America's security and prosperity? With your help, your citizen action, and Newt Gingrich's plan as laid out in this handbook, we can solve this energy crisis--and slash gas prices, too.
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Vince Haley serves on the executive team at American Solutions for Winning the Future.He lives in Virginia.
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The US should be using every available resource for gathering all the energy we can from our own resources instead of spending our dollars to people who hate and undermine the US.
The green movement as always is too far ahead of itself promoting pipe dreams and "ideas". We will not see anything green for decades.
BTW this book will be updated with new information in the coming weeks.
He does provide an adequate overview though slanted toward his political view. The strength of his case is the increasing daily power of special interests...does he acknowledge those he follows and in his party?
Two points illustrate his limitations. First, he never addresses that 35% of oil is used for crucial non-transportation aspects. These range from agriculture to plastics plus hundreds of more vital applications. He could include financial models showing the gravity of the consequences of losing this capability to better make his point of why we need to drill. Second, he should research EROEI...or energy return on energy energy invested...it frames how and why we can and should change based on scientific...managerial efficiency and effectiveness. It also will reveal the flaws on his too optimistic view of additional oil...buttressed by actual data (i.e. depletion rates, on line rates, etc.).
Yes...we are going to have an energy revolution...but it will be painful and take decades. His almost blind adherence to his sources without auditing and questioning them is a key example of why our government is broke IMO. His recommendations...though some noteworthy...are mainly 1 dimensional to a 3 dimensional problem.
The serious reader should explore other books on Amazon that more completely describe this issue to understand the importance, difficulty and gravity of this situation.Read more ›
The U.S. has about 3% of the world's oil reserves despite nonsense from Gingrich and his ilk.
Rolf Westgard, member Geological Society of America
In 2008, I paid 20 dollars to fill up my dead empty gas tank with gas. TWENTY DOLLARS!!!!!!!!!
Once, I realized that Newt Gingrich was a guy with an incredibly knowledgeable noggin, and that the books he wrote were incredibly substantive, much more so than most of the blarney I heard and believed in Massachusetts, I visited his web sites, read his books, would go to see him speak in person at publicized events in and around his home state of Georgia.
TWENTY DOLLARS!!!!!!! DRILL BABY DRILL. DRILL HERE DRILL NOW PAY LESS.
The reason that gas was so cheap, (and you can keep on saying rotten, stinking things about the Speaker), BUT the real reason gas was so cheap in 2008 was because there was a Drill here, drill now, pay less initiative with many persons, myself included, signing petitions to Congress, asking, urging, pleading, kicking screaming, marching, to lower gas prices.
TWENTY DOLLARS! I paid $1.15/gallon for gas in December of 2008. I will never forget that day.
Thank you Mr. Speaker for all that you do. This book contains a lot of information about current scientific techniques for energy production. And for that reason is an excellent resource to educate oneself on energy production possibilities.
Should be required reading in every Polysci 101 class.
The USA only has about 2 or 3% of the worlds remaining oil reserves. (Go look it up.) Ask Legendary oilman and hardcore conservative T.Boone Pickens, he'll tell you "There is no way we can drill our way out of this problem."
This book is nothing but telling people what they want to hear. You should demand to be told the truth . . . not just lies that a politician knows you want to believe. If you want to know the real situation, I'd recommend digging up the lecture from Ken Verosub, Geology professor at UC Davis where he discusses Newt's crazy views on oil geology.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a thoughtful courageous unpopular geo-political stance. The title is overly provocative. The book is actually a policy recommendation for the USA to develop all sources of... Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by Gderf
What really irks me about the "Drill baby Drill" lie that Newtie's book propagates is that the USA doesn't own the oil. We allow companies to lease drilling locations from us. Read morePublished on March 5, 2012 by Tim Brough
A better, more honest title should be: "Drill here, drill now, and let your children pay the consequences". Read morePublished on January 20, 2012 by As I see it
I recommend this book for anyone interested in lowering energy costs. It's an easy read and details what is wrong with the current national energy policy.Published on July 7, 2011 by Michael J. Schneider
This is a man that knows how things should be done. he knows what happens because he knows his history.
Well written, good subject, a must read for anyone who wants to find out the truth about our domestic drilling and oil production and how to become energy independent. Read morePublished on October 10, 2010 by Luther Welch
To be completely candid and fair, I haven't purchased or read the book. I thought the argument contained inside is obviously laughable in light of the oil spill in the Gulf of... Read morePublished on May 1, 2010 by Jeffrey P. Sanders
If only we could transplant Newt Gingrich's brain into a presidential candidate who is electable and has less baggage! Read morePublished on September 17, 2009 by RunnerForLife