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Biden's two drilling positions?



CBS: “I’m not opposed to drilling. But I want to say to my friends on the other side, I’ll prepare to support drilling offshore and even take some risks with our environment if you guarantee me that that oil -- which by the way, is our oil, you own that oil, the American people own the Continental Shelf, the oil companies don’t own it, we own that oil in Alaska, we own that oil in the gulf -- so I have no problem, go ahead and drill. Just guarantee me two things. One, all that oil is going to come to America. Virtually none of the oil from Alaska comes to America, it all goes to Japan. So guarantee me it all comes to America and guarantee me you’re not going to charge me Saudi Arabian prices … you’re going to guarantee me you won’t charge me OPEC prices.” ---Joe Biden, Scranton, Pa. 9/1/2008

“They want to drill off our shores. Okay, I got that. Let’s say, okay, let’s say it makes sense to drill -- it doesn’t, I’m against it. But let’s say it made sense.” --Biden, Fort Myers 9/3/2008


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