Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Dems On Energy Bill

Amusing. The following was lifted out of context from the Republican “House Energy Action Team” web page:

“When you produce energy at home, a couple important things happen. First, you control the terms of production instead of the Saudi royal family. Second, you create wealth here at home by creating new jobs – jobs directly related to energy production as well as the inevitable spin-offs that come with it. And third, you give yourself a chance to influence the price and create a stable marketplace that can survive the volatility brought on by natural disasters and world events.

Maybe that’s why Congressman Peterson filed an amendment to the Interior bill yesterday to lift the federal ban on producing natural gas offshore – an effort a vast majority of Democrats voted down after citing concerns about natural gas spills ruining the environment.

But exactly how do you spill natural gas?”

Rising natural gas prices are driving U.S. industries away, Peterson said during floor debate yesterday. "It is absolute insanity for America to starve itself of the clean, green fuel that has never spoiled a beach," Peterson said. "It has never washed up onshore. It's a gas."

You have to wonder about democrats sometimes.

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