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September 24, 2008

Democrats' 'Kill Drill' Bill ~ Remember This On Nov.4th !

Congressman Don Young urges the opening of ANWR and the development of American Energy Sources. His bill, HR 6107, the American Energy Independence and Price Reduction Act, would open ANWR and use the approximately $200 billion in federal revenue generated to develop Alternative Energy sources.

Rep Don Young Urges Producing American Energy & Opening ANWR

The one time H.R. 6107 got out of the Senate, President Bill Clinton vetoed it because it would take 10 years before it produced. That was 13 years ago.

Young tells the House, "your friends and allies are filing suits so that we cannot drill." Rep. Young's energy bill H.R. 6107 to open ANWR has passed the house floor 12 times. It won't get a vote this year.

This video is from last July of this year.

Update to today:

The Democrats' 'Kill Drill' Bill

September 23, 2008

Investor's Business Daily

Energy Policy: With nearly 70% of voters demanding more domestic oil, the Democratic Congress is about to sneak a new drilling ban into a must-pass government funding bill — while claiming it supports drilling.Energy Policy: With nearly 70% of voters demanding more domestic oil, the Democratic Congress is about to sneak a new drilling ban into a must-pass government funding bill — while claiming it supports drilling.

Earlier this month, Rasmussen Reports found that 69% of voters support offshore oil drilling. That's no wonder, with fuel prices still painfully high and widespread concerns that America is becoming dangerously dependent on oil-rich foreign nations with ties to Islamic terrorists in the Middle East and hostile regimes like that of leftist Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.

The do-nothing Democratic Congress may not have passed an appropriations bill all year long, but it's now in a position in which inaction would actually serve the public good.

At the end of this month, the quarter-century-long ban on oil and gas leasing on most of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) expires. With 97% of our offshore lands sitting unleased, the United States is in the dubious position of being the only industrialized country in the world that restricts access to so much of its offshore resources.

Considering public outrage over high prices at the pump, you'd think the people's representatives would be eager to carry out the public will and let the outdated ban expire — especially since in the 21st century the exploration and extraction of oil is no longer the dirty, ecologically risky business it once was.

Wind, sun, corn, hydrogen — these forms of energy are obviously in our long-term future as substitutes for petroleum. But Democrats refuse to accept that the desperately needed remedy to our short-term and intermediate-term energy woes is more of our own oil and gas — now.

And so they are using the massive, end-of-the-fiscal-year "continuing resolution" to try to get Pelosi's "Kill Drill" legislation enacted into law. By attaching it to a must-pass budget measure, they hope to force President Bush to sign, convince voters that Democrats have "done something" about drilling, and thus neutralize the biggest political issue of the year for John McCain and congressional GOP candidates.

It won't wash. Pelosi's "Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act" actually bans drilling in places where we know the oil and gas are. It prohibits drilling within 50 miles of our coasts.

The measure's provisions for utilizing oil shale reserves in Western states are tepid at best. The legislation does nothing to encourage more use of nuclear power. Yet it will raise oil prices by taxing oil companies to the hilt to pay for subsidies and tax breaks for research into green alternatives to oil that are too expensive and still at the drawing-board stage.

With Congress scheduled to take yet another recess later this week for final campaigning before Election Day, defeat of this latest attempt to pass a drilling-bill-that-isn't would likely mean the matter is being handed on to the next Congress — and the next president. That is to be fervently hoped for, because what Sen. Reid and Speaker Pelosi are trying to do is pretend they are responding to the people's demands for more domestic oil when they actually are doing the opposite.

The voters will have to elect a far different Congress this November to see a real drilling bill become law.

More on energy: :

September 23, 2008

Dems will give up the the moratorium on off-shore drilling. Starting on October 1, states will have no federal restrictions on oil production! They have surrendered! You can definitely thank the Republicans for staging protests and bringing the issue to the national spotlight!

"Democrats have decided to allow a quarter-century ban on drilling for oil off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to expire next week, conceding defeat in an months-long battle with the White House and Republicans set off by $4 a gallon gasoline prices this summer.
Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey, D-Wis., told reporters Tuesday that a provision continuing the moratorium will be dropped this year from a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running after Congress recesses for the election.
Republicans have made lifting the ban a key campaign issue after gasoline prices spiked this summer and public opinion turned in favor of more drilling. President Bush lifted an executive ban on offshore drilling in July. “If true, this capitulation by Democrats following months of Republican pressure is a big victory for Americans struggling with record gasoline prices,” said House GOP leader John Boehner of Ohio."

Wild Thing's comment.............

I just have to say I am a HUGE fan of Rep. John Boehner. I wish so much he was our Rep. here in Florida. That would be a dream come true. God bless the people in Ohio for having the brains to vote for this man.

Rep. John Boehner website

I give him a lot of credit because he lead the way on fighting back at Pelosi and the rest of the democrats about drilling and our energy problem created BY THE DEMOCRATS!!!!!!

Here is a great sample of of his reaction when the dems ( Pelosi) tried to pull a fast one!!

Dem Bill "Won't do a damn thing about American energy"

Posted by Wild Thing at September 24, 2008 03:45 AM


All this Bill is about is another rewrite of the existing ban complicated by individual state interferrance.

Posted by: Jack at September 24, 2008 09:31 AM

Thank you Rep. John Boehner. This moratorium should have never been. It was a gift to the loud environmentalists. That moratorium is partly responsible for our present dependence on terrorist oil.

The Democrats, as usual, are on the wrong side of the energy issue.

Posted by: TomR at September 24, 2008 10:13 AM

If we don't get pro-active on national energy we are going to be farther behind the 8 ball. The democrats don't have a plan and don't understand or refuse to understand what the consequences will be.

If they do understand the consequences then their stonewalling is by design.

Posted by: Mark at September 24, 2008 03:42 PM

Jack yes and I am thrilled that some of the Republicans finally took a stand. I wrote to each of them and thanked them. If they see how we all respond maybe more and more of them will start to be the men they should be. If not then they can be voted ok zip zap.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 24, 2008 06:41 PM

Tom, you asboultey right it sure is......

"That moratorium is partly responsible for our present dependence on terrorist oil."

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 24, 2008 06:43 PM

Mark, huge DITTO, some olf these things have got to be done and no more of their enviro whine, nope we have had it and enough is enough.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 24, 2008 06:45 PM