Sunday, May 11, 2008

Energy Package Before Senate Includes ANWR Drilling

Let's see how much traction this gets in an election year!
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate is set to consider competing energy packages on Monday or Tuesday, including a Republican proposal that would allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

...Republicans – including Sens. Ted Stevens and Lisa Murkowski – are pushing a plan to boost domestic production off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and in Alaska.

Murkowski, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has said she believes oil companies should be allowed to drill for oil along the coast of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and that it can be done in an environmentally sound way.

Republicans claim opening new areas to drilling offshore and in Alaska would produce an additional 24 billion barrels of oil, or enough to satisfy U.S. consumption for five years, which could help knock as much as $63 off the price of a barrel of oil.

$63 a barrel? That ain't bean bag! Maybe now's the time you write your Congress Critters and tell them you're fed up with their inaction on developing domestic oil resources?
Hat tip LGF
Cross posted at Say Anything

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