POLS Final Lecture Notes

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Energy Policy =www.eia.doe.gov= Goals: None U.S. Energy Sources (2004) 1. Petroleum=39.8% of U.S. energy 2. Natural Gas=23% 3. Coal=22.5% 4. Nuclear Power=8.2% 5. Renewable energy=6.1% (6.8% in 2000) U.S. Energy Consumption 1. Industrial=33% 2. Transportation=28% 3. Residential=21% 4. Commercial=18% Top Oil Suppliers to U.S. (2006) 1. Canada=1.80 million barrels per day 2. Mexico=1.58 million bpd 3. Saudi Arabia=1.42 million bpd * 4. Venezuela=1.14 million bpd* 5. Nigeria=1.04 million bpd* 6. Iraq=0.55 million bpd* *=Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC) member Annual U.S. Oil use (in billions of barrels) Year Domestic Production Imported Total 1986 3.17 2.27 5.44 1991 2.71 2.78 5.49 1996 2.35 3.47 5.82 2001 2.12 4.33 6.45 2006 1.86 5.00 6.86
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World’s Largest Oil Producers(2005) in billions of barrels per year Country Annual Production Share of World Production Saudi Arabia 3.49 13.3% Russia 3.30 12.6% U.S. 1.89 7.2% Iran 1.51 5.7% China 1.32 5.0% Mexico 1.22 4.6% Norway 0.99 3.7% Nigeria 0.96 3.6% - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Venezuela 0.72 2.7% Iraq 0.69 2.6% Canada 0.47 1.8% India 0.24 0.9% First Amendment Right : A legal or moral claim to same benefit Privilege : A benefit given for a limited time or one that can be taken away Civil Liberties : Rights that protect the individual from arbitrary government interference Should every one enjoy the same rights???
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--Psychopaths owning guns? --5 yr. old right to vote? --Dixie chicks? Personal right of freedom vs. Natural Security In Korematsu vs. U.S.(1944) Supreme court said military necessity made the gross violation of rights acceptable --Jose Padila --Extraordinary rendition (Khaled el-Masri) What rights do we have? 1.
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course POLS 2301 taught by Professor Arwine during the Spring '08 term at Texas Tech.

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