Kerry: Don't Allow Drilling in ANWR
In this exclusive essay, Senator JOHN KERRY vows to take the fight to the GOP leadership. (Read: The Gloves Are Off)
George Bush and his allies plan to make ANWR drilling a top priority this year, and I plan to be on the front lines of the battle. They fought us on this in 2001 and 2002, and we stopped them by forcing the debate to the floor of the Senate, where we filibustered, making it clear we'd rather shut down the Senate than surrender. This spring, the Republicans will use the federal budget to railroad drilling through Congress. We need to hold the line, and we need to demand that thoughtful Republicans never permit their conservative leadership to hijack bipartisan bills.
You can also TAKE ACTION: Email your Congress People to protect our natural heritage from drilling. (Thanks to the League of Conservation Voters)