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Open Forum: Gingrich is ignorant of geology


Recent news that Newt Gingrich is considering a White House bid has come concurrent with the sharp rise in U.S. gas prices. In his 2008 energy book, “Drill here; drill now”, Newt Gingrich offers his plan which suggests that we have enough American oil for energy independence.

He proposed aggressive oil drilling off our east and west coasts; the same in Alaska’s ANWR; and a major effort to develop the so-called oil shale in the Green River Basin in Colorado and Utah. 

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Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.
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