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Con: US Bombing of Iran unnecessary - it lacks resources needed to block the Strait of Hormuz

...Strait of Hormuz to shipping traffic if the U.S.-led oil embargo chokes off his nation's oil exports.Both outcomes...legally or illegally - anyway.The tentative European oil embargo on Iran is a timely example. France and Germany, which...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-01-27/con-us-bombing-iran-unnecessary-it-la
Opinion
American oil companies call for end to export ban

...foreign refiners covet - has triggered growing calls to lift the restrictions, which were put in place after the Arab oil embargo of 1973.But the idea is touching a nerve that remains raw four decades after oil shortages crippled the economy and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-08/american-oil-companies-call-end-export-
State
Alaska firefighters expect chimney fires will accompany surge of interest in woodstoves

...firefighter, recalls what happened when heating oil jumped from about 50 cents to $1 a gallon as the result of the Mideast oil embargo in 1979. "Everybody was looking for a quick way to solve the heating problem and they said, 'We'll buy wood stoves...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102505/sta_20051025019.shtml
News
Outside editorial: Diplomats flex their economic options and Iran gets squeezed

...to nuclear weapons. America's persistent voice is important, but the stakes ramped up with the European Union's oil embargo.Enlightened self-interest was not only registering in Tehran, but Beijing as well. Prime Minister Wen Jiabao ended...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-01-31/outside-editorial-diplomats-flex-thei
Opinion
ANWR a national treasure - for oil

...and that could rise to 65 percent with two decades. Those numbers are scary, especially for those who remember the oil embargo back in 1973, when foreign oil reliance was almost half what it is now. Environmentalists, of course, strongly oppose...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031500/Ope_edit.html
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...and that could rise to 65 percent with two decades. Those numbers are scary, especially for those who remember the oil embargo back in 1973, when foreign oil reliance was almost half what it is now. Environmentalists, of course, strongly oppose...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031500/Ope_edit.shtml
Outside editorial: After Fukushima

...That 1979 accident similarly occurred at a time when nuclear power was gaining popularity in the aftermath of the Arab oil embargo. A cooling malfunction at that plant in Pennsylvania led to a partial evacuation - and screaming headlines about a...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-04-25/outside-editorial-after-fukushima
Opinion
Global sanctions on Iran are working; relaxing them now would be foolhardy

...system. Iran's economy is barely growing, its currency is sinking, and inflation is soaring. Looking ahead, the oil embargo and ongoing efforts to further isolate its financial sector will make Iran's economic troubles even worse.In fact...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-01/global-sanctions-iran-are-working-rel
Opinion
PRO: ACORN can play key role fighting global warming

...in our affluent suburbs, where gas-guzzling SUVs and luxury cars still abound nearly four decades after the Arab oil embargo 1973-74? That's why both the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act that passed the House last...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012210/opi_553297130.shtml
opinion
Please remember to leave the lights on

...net energy savings, merely a redistribution of how that heat is produced. Our current home was built just before the oil embargo in the early 1970s, an era when nobody gave much thought toward energy usage. There was no insulation under the floors...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041608/nei_268895257.shtml
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