> > No but nice try here to the greedy and almost exclusively right wing
> > energy and gas consortiums who would like us to believe this. No,
> > the
> > emission controls will help make our planet a better place to live,
> > if
> > not so much for us, but for our kids and grandkids following. If you
> > have no concern for their quality of air, go ahead and blame all
> > those
> > trying to improve our environment while the profit kings attempt to
> > convince the stupid and naive that this will raise our gas prices.
> > Since the gas companies now and in the last few years have seen
> > profits in the billions of dollars EVERY QUARTER, anything that
> > disrupts their cash cow and over the top greediness is met with this
> > kind of campaign. Keep supporting our gas industry by wanting bills
> > like this killed and you will be speaking on behalf of your kids and
> > their kids and the air they have to breath while we're long gone.
> >Every time someone suggests raising taxes on the oil and gas
> >industry, which is the most profitable in the history of the world,
> >the American Petroleum Institute puts radio commercials on >the air
> >in DC intended to scare people. A tax increase on oil and gas is a
> >tax increase on you, Mr. and Mrs. middle-class hard-working taxpayer,
> >they say. This is completely specious and >despicable.
> i cannot understand how added overhead would not be passed along to
> the consumer.
Of course the oil companies will pass on any additional costs due to
regulations and taxes to the consumer.
I cannot understand why the oil resources which belong
> to the american public have not been nationalized.
The federal, state and municipal government own the mineral rights to oil
and gas that is on their property. However, in most states, mineral
rights on private property belong to the owner of the land. And remember
that oil companies don't get oil and gas from government land for free.