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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Republicans Continue Energy Push

Republicans are continuing to push to bring America's energy policy into the 21st Century.

You may recall that a month ago when U.S. House Democrats left town--and left Americans with $4.00 a gallon gas--House Republican stayed around in Washington and rallied on the House floor, demanding action on America's pathetic energy policy.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned off the CSPAN cameras and tried to turn off the lights, but the Republican revolt has continued. House Republicans continue to put pressure on the Democrat leadership for action.

Connie Hair's Human Events piece today pulls back the curtain on the Democrats and their allies in the environmental extremist movement. Everyone knows the Dems are beholden to the wackos in the Sierra Club, Greenpeace and other environmental extremist groups. Dems don't listen to you when you complain about $4.00 a gallon gas, but they listen to the Sierra Club:

In the 2006 March/April issue of Sierra Magazine, Executive Director Carl
Pope is quoted as saying, “We’re better off without cheap gas.”

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) also points out the hypocrisy of the Sierra Club lobbyists:
"...when the Sierra Club members come to lobby me they are driving a car that got oil from the ground somewhere. Now if we live on the fragile island planet that Nancy Pelosi and the Sierra Club are trying to say we live on, what’s the difference between drilling here and drilling in Saudi Arabia? America has the highest environmental standards in the world… wouldn’t they want to fuel their cars with American EPA standardized gas?”

Indeed. If environmental extremists were really concerned about our fragile, product-of-random-chance planet, they'd want more drilling in the U.S. than in countries where environmental standards are much more lax.



Rep. Steve King (R-IA) exposes the deception behind the "Oh, it'll take 10 years to get oil out of ANWR) smokescreen:
"From the time that Congress cleared the litigation, in 35 months they had oil running from the pipeline ready to load on tankers at Valdez. And that’s after having drilled the wells, set up the collection tubes, built the terminal at Dead Horse, mile post zero at the head of the Alaska pipeline on that end, built 854 miles of pipeline down to Valdez where they built another terminal where they could load tankers and 600 miles of right of way [roads] that I was signed up on to build. All of that happened in 35 months.”

Hair also points out that ANWR is about 70 miles from the existing pipeline.

It's time to let the environmental extremists know we're not going to pander to them anymore.

It's also time to let Democrats (and weak-kneed Republicans) know we're not going to indulge their dereliction anymore, either.

A good time to let them know would be November 4, 2008.


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