Despite Oil Crisis, Democrats AGAIN Block US Firms from Drilling!
This is just unbelievable and irresponsible!
Despite the fact that Castro announced last week that Cuba had stepped up work on 36 new oil wells in partnership with Chinese, among others, off the coast of Florida…
(Maps from Sen. Craig “The Minority answer is always no!”)
…Democrats blocked US firms again from drilling there!
So, instead of allowing the most environmentally responsible companies to operate there and increase our domestic supply, China, who has a dismal environmental record, is sucking close, lucrative oil reserves dry!
Democrats voted at 9:50 PM on Thursday May 18, 2006 to block US companies from drilling off the coastal United States. This vote passed even though China, with an awful environmental record, will be drilling for oil within 50-100 miles of America’s shores. Cuba announced last week that 36 oil wells are in the works, already.
Here’s the final vote results for Roll Call 170
(To kill the use of funds to drill in violation of the moritoriam on drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf)
Democrats also led the House (279 to 141) to reject a provision that would lift a 25-year ban on oil drilling in coastal areas outside the western Gulf of Mexico. Roll Call 164
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Surprise!! voted against the drilling. This is the same Nancy Pelosi who said:
* On September 21, 2005– “Gas and oil prices are sky rocketing in our country. They are hurting consumers and they are hurting our economy, yet the Bush Administration is doing nothing to help.”
* On November 8, 2005– (to House Speaker Dennis Hastert) “I hope you will join me and House Democrats in insisting that the House take three concrete measures that will provide Americans with relief from skyrocketing gas and home heating prices.”
* Wednesday April 26, 2006– “Where have you been, Mr. President? The … middle class squeeze is on, competition in our country is effected by the price of … energy and of oil … and all of a sudden you take a trip outside of Washington, see that the fact that the public is … outraged about this, come home and make a speech. Let’s see that matched in your budget, let’s see that matched in your policy, let’s see that matched in your separating yourself from your … patron, Big Oil. Cut yourself off from that anvil that is holding … your party down and this country down. Instead of coming to Washington and throwing your Republican colleagues under the wheels of the train, which they mightily deserve for being a rubber stamp for your obscene, corrupt policy of ripping off the American people.”
Despite the crippling oil dependency of this country where we find ourselves bowing to the likes of the Marxist Hugo Chavez on a weekly basis…
…the Democrats continue to block oil drilling and exploration by US firms!
The next time you see Speaker Pelosi’s forehead shining from ranting about “throwing Republicans under the wheels of a train”, let it remind you of the oil slicks washing up on the Florida Keys from the environmentally irresponsible Chinese companies drilling off our coast.
And , the next time you hear “Speaker” Pelosi blast the Bush Administration unchallenged by the media, be reminded of the consistent democratic history of blocking energy initiatives in this country!