Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

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Contact Your Government About American Energy Production


Skyrocketing energy prices illustrate the need to increase offshore oil and natural gas production on America's outer continental shelf (OCS).  Even though crude oil is over $100 a barrel, the United States remains the only developed nation in the world to restrict access to its offshore energy resources.  In fact, only 3 percent of all offshore acreage has been leased for energy production.  This has to change.

The U.S. Minerals Management Service (or MMS, the federal agency in charge of oil and natural gas leasing) is currently soliciting public comments about whether to expand exploration and production of America's offshore energy resources.  Let your voice be heard.  Now's the time to let the federal government know we need greater access to America's energy resources. Comments are due no later than September 15, 2008.


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