Halleluiah! House Dems Solve Oil Crisis– Will Sue OPEC

Halleluiah!
The Democratic Congress solved the oil crisis!

By developing new sources of petroleum?– No
By drilling in ANWR?– No
By drilling off the coast of Florida?– No
By drilling off of the east coast?– No
By drilling off of the west coast?– No
By drilling off the Alaskan coast?– No
By building oil refineries?– No
By developing shale oil deposits?– No
By adding nuclear energy production?– No
By adding clean coal production?– No

House Democrats passed legislation today to sue OPEC to bring down gas prices.
Brilliant– A law suit against OPEC.

The Arab leaders ought to get a good belly laugh out of that.
Why is this not surprising?
Reuters reported:

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Tuesday allowing the Justice Department to sue OPEC members for limiting oil supplies and working together to set crude prices, but the White House threatened to veto the measure.

The bill would subject OPEC oil producers, including Saudi Arabia, Iran and Venezuela, to the same antitrust laws that U.S. companies must follow.

The measure passed in a 324-84 vote (Roll Call Here), a big enough margin to override a presidential veto.

The legislation also creates a Justice Department task force to aggressively investigate gasoline price gouging and energy market manipulation.

“This bill guarantees that oil prices will reflect supply and demand economic rules, instead of wildly speculative and perhaps illegal activities,” said Democratic Rep. Steve Kagen of Wisconsin, who sponsored the legislation.

The lawmaker said Americans “are at the mercy” of OPEC for how much they pay for gasoline, which this week hit a record average of $3.79 a gallon.

The White House opposes the bill, saying that targeting OPEC investment in the United States as a source for damage awards “would likely spur retaliatory action against American interests in those countries and lead to a reduction in oil available to U.S. refiners.”

It should be noted: When 103 Republicans agree with Democrats that suing OPEC is the right way to tackle the energy crisis, you know Republicans have a problem.

Meanwhile off the coast of Florida, China and Cuba are drilling for gas:

Democrats like to attack evil American oil companies and block them from drilling off our coasts. It doesn’t seem to bother them when China starts drilling for oil in these same areas 50 miles from Key West.

Previously:
Thanks to Democratic “No Zones”, the US Is in Grave Danger
It’s Official, Cuba Hires China to Drill Oil Off Florida Coast
Despite Oil Crisis, Democrats AGAIN Block US Firms from Drilling!
Democrats Crack Gas Jokes Then Vote Against US Oil Development
Union Protesters Get Lost, End Up at White House
Democrats Fail to Prevent Senate Oil Drilling Bill from Passing
Despite Global Oil Crisis, Dems Will Block Drilling & Exploration!
In First 100 Hours, Democrats Propose Ban on Oil Drilling
Democrats Force American Energy Companies to Flee
Americans Can No Longer Afford the Pelosi-Reid Gas Prices
Pelosi-Reid Congress Sets Another Record… In Gas Prices
House Dems Pass Massive Tax Hike on Oil Companies to Bring Down Price of Fuel
So Much For That Pelosi Plan to Cut Gas Prices
Dems Mock Bush– Vow No New Drilling or Nuclear Plants!!
This Will Be The #1 Issue in the 2008 Elections– And, It Goes to Republicans

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