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Nambe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 06:29 PM
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GOP Puts Arctic Oil in Draft Energy Bill
The Associated Press


Republicans renewed their push in Congress on Monday to open an Arctic wildlife refuge in Alaska to oil drilling. Democrats say it threatens to scuttle a broad energy bill.

GOP leaders said they want the final energy legislation to incorporate a House-approved proposal that would allow oil exploration and development for the first time along the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

But Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., chairman of the energy talks, acknowledged that drilling proponents don't have the 60 votes needed in the Senate to overcome what is expected to be a sure filibuster of the energy legislation if the ANWR language is included.

He said he would work relentlessly until House-Senate conferees reach a final compromise on the bill to try get the 60 votes needed. Only last week 43 senators voiced their continued opposition to ANWR drilling. Earlier in the year, drilling supporters could muster only 48 votes in favor of developing the refuge's oil. ---


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Hong Kong Cavalier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 06:54 PM
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1. I bet $100 that Norm Coleman (Idiot-MN) breaks his promise....
And votes for it!
Any takers?
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zekeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:11 PM
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6. Nope, I clicked on this to say roughly the same thing
Georigie's new MN Co-Chair gonna keep his word over the chance to kiss up to his master? Fat freakin' chance.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:16 PM
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2. alaska
is turning into mush and they want to put oil drilling platforms and equipment on the thawing tundra? if the weather gets warmer there is no way they could move stuff over the lakes and rivers during the winter months,so everything would have to come in on ships during the summer months..wow! now that`s a sound investment...
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mbperrin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:20 PM
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3. Now you know that
global warming's just a myth, right?

(My dad always said that the first sign of psychosis is believing your own bullshit! These dumb Pugs have denied warming so long that they actually believe it now!)
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dusty64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:45 PM
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4. Good, those
assholes are intent on killing this big oil welfare plan. Drive a stake through its putrid heart, bet the repig corporate donors won't be too pleased about this.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:48 PM
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5. are they really that stupid
how long is it going to take to get it through their thick skulls that this ain't gonna pass the Senate

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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:48 PM
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7. It seems to me that the GOP does NOT want to pass an energy bill
They have been warned over and over and over again not to put this poison pill in the bill.
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