Republicans Launch Effort To Force Pelosi Congress To Address Energy Crisis

Good News!…
Republicans act to address America’s energy crisis.

For 30 years Democrats have blocked domestic energy development.

Why is America NOT energy independent?
Because, over the past 30 years:

Democrats have blocked the development of new sources of petroleum.
Democrats have blocked drilling in ANWR.
Democrats have blocked drilling off the coast of Florida.
Democrats have blocked drilling off of the east coast.
Democrats have blocked drilling off of the west coast.
Democrats have blocked drilling off the Alaskan coast.
Democrats have blocked building oil refineries.
Democrats have blocked clean nuclear energy production.
Democrats have blocked clean coal production.

And, what is the democratic solution to the current energy crisis?
–Democrats want to tax oil companies and sue OPEC!

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

Unlike Democrats, Republicans vow to bring American Energy Online.
Today, House Republicans vowed to push the do-nothing Pelosi Congress on responsible energy plan for America.
Michelle Malkin posted Minority Leader John Boehner’s memo to democrats:

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on a discharge petition filed by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI) to force Democratic leaders to schedule a vote on the No More Excuses Energy Act (H.R. 3089), legislation authored by Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) to increase U.S. energy production and invest in alternative sources of energy:

“The Democratic Majority’s callous indifference as American families and small businesses struggle with $4 per gallon gasoline is both inexcusable and irresponsible. By flatly refusing to schedule votes on the House GOP plan to help reduce fuel costs and achieve energy independence, the Democrats in control of Congress are proving themselves complicit in our nation’s energy crisis, which is growing worse by the day on their watch.

“Where Democrats refuse to lead, Republicans will. Beginning today, House Republicans will offer a series of discharge petitions aimed at forcing the Democratic leadership to schedule several GOP-sponsored bills to increase production of American-made energy, reduce America’s costly dependence on foreign sources of energy, harness new alternative energy technologies, and lower gas prices. I thank Rep. Tim Walberg for offering the first discharge petition in this effort – one that seeks to force Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer to schedule Rep. Mac Thornberry’s No More Excuses Energy Act. The Thornberry bill will open new American oil refineries, invest in alternative energy sources, and increase environmentally-safe exploration of untapped oil resources in the United States.

** Senate Republicans blocked the Democratic plan to tax US corporations out of the current American energy crisis.

House Republicans are working for the American People…
Repubican Representatives Unveiled a Plan to Bring Down Energy Prices:

There is much more on the Republican plan at Real Energy Solutions.

One more thing…
You can sign a petition (it takes about 15 seconds) to demand Congress remove government obstacles to increasing our energy supplies.
Newt Gingrich started this movement a couple of weeks ago and already there are more than 500,000 who have signed the petition.

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
Halleluiah! House Dems Solve Oil Crisis– Will Sue OPEC
Radical Conservationists Use Junk Science to Block Oil Drilling
US Has Enough Reserves to Be #1 Oil Producer in the World

UPDATE: Power Line has a great chart from Mel Blunt’s office showing the practical effects of Democratic vs. Republican policies on the price of gasoline at the pump; click to enlarge:

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This is great!

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