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09-17-2008, 02:19 PM

House Passes Bill To Expand Drilling, Fund Renewables
Republicans Say Measure Isn't Enough

The House approved a package of energy initiatives yesterday, including measures that would allow oil drilling as close as 50 miles off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and finance the long-term development of alternative energy sources.

In the first substantive votes since gasoline prices rose above $4 a gallon this summer, the House divided largely along party lines, 236 to 189, with most Republicans rejecting the Democratic-sponsored legislation because it would prohibit exploration of much of the known oil reserves closer to the coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico.

Just say no to Republicans for any oil drilling and their 'drill,drill,drill energy policy!" ...or not.

09-17-2008, 02:47 PM
They pass a bill that allows drilling where the oil isn't. Wonderful move!