Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Kagen's Imaginary "Drill Now" Position

While the allergist of the 8th claims to be in favor of "Drill and Burn," the actualities are a bit different.

Kagen is a co-sponsor of the Responsible Federal Oil and Gas Lease Act which would bar companies from obtaining any additional federal leases for drilling unless they are producing oil and gas from the leases they already hold or are about to do so.

“I voted to encourage oil companies to drill - now - on every acre we leased to them and if they do not drill, we need to know why not. They should drill it or lose it,” said Kagen. “I am in favor of doing whatever we must do to bring down the price of gasoline, including investing in solar, wind, geothermal, cellulosic and biomass fuels. We need to lower prices now, not next year... [blah, blah, blah, bs bs bs, etc.]


Everybody who understands Common Sense 101 understands that the Act Kagen co-sponsors will bar ALL major oil companies from obtaining additional leases.

He's hoping that his constituents are stupid.

In contrast, let's look at a REAL "Drill Now" Bill, the No More Excuses Energy Act (H.R. 3089).

The actual bill is simple and straightforward: It permits drilling for oil in ANWR in Alaska, the Outer Continental Shelf and the Gulf of Mexico, building new refineries and nuclear plants and developing alternative energy sources are all in this bill.

Now you may ask "What is Democrat Kagen's position on HR 3089?" Happy to help.

Seems like The Allergist is allergic to actual "Drill Now" legislation. (So is Sensenbrenner, by the way. Paul Ryan signed on, though.)

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