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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Senate Votes to Allow Arctic Drilling

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DEMOCRATS FAIL TO HALT LAW TO ALLOW DRILLING IN THE ARTIC

Yahoo-AP: Senate Votes to Allow Arctic Drilling

Excerpt - WASHINGTON - Amid the backdrop of soaring oil and gasoline prices, a sharply divided Senate on Wednesday voted to open the ecologically rich Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling, delivering a major energy policy win for President Bush.

The Senate, by a 51-49 vote, rejected an attempt by Democrats and GOP moderates to remove a refuge drilling provision from next year's budget, preventing opponents from using a filibuster — a tactic that has blocked repeated past attempts to open the Alaska refuge to oil companies.

The action, assuming Congress agrees on a budget, clears the way for approving drilling in the refuge later this year, drilling supporters said.

The oil industry has sought for more than two decades to get access to what is believed to be billions of barrels of oil beneath the 1.5 million-acre coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the northern eastern corner of Alaska.

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Hard Comment: As soon as I gain access to the Democratic Senators that voted for this, their names will be posted.

1 Comments:

Blogger Ozy said...

Three Democrats Vote with Bush Plan to Open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to Oil Development.
WHY?
S.AMDT.168
Daniel Akaka D-HI
Daniel Inouye D-HI
Mary Landrieu D-LA

When Are the Democrats going to Unite? Some republicans like McCain against the amendment. What’s wrong with these democrats? Any Democrat who votes to privatize Social Security will be committing Political Suicide Along with many republicans!

5:42 PM, March 16, 2005  

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