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Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Why aren't we drilling our own oil?
Who is responsible for limited energy production in the USA?
Congressman Roy Blunt of Missouri put together these data to highlight the differences between House Republicans and House Democrats on energy policy:
ANWR Exploration House Republicans: 91% Supported House Democrats: 86% Opposed
Coal-to-Liquid House Republicans: 97% Supported House Democrats: 78% Opposed
Oil Shale Exploration House Republicans: 90% Supported House Democrats: 86% Opposed
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Exploration House Republicans: 81% Supported House Democrats: 83% Opposed
Refinery Increased Capacity House Republicans: 97% Supported House Democrats: 96% Opposed
SUMMARY 91% of House Republicans have historically voted to increase the production of American-made oil and gas.
86% of House Democrats have historically voted against increasing the production of American-made oil and gas.
We have the know how to fix it but the Democrats prefer to buy oil from countries who hate us rather than drill and produce American oil. This has been going on since the 1970’s and nothing has changed.
The consequences of poor energy policy in the USA results in economic hardships for all American Citizens but it is easier to blame the oil companies!