Saturday, February 26, 2005

Kerry: Don't Allow Drilling in ANWR

Since Republicans continue to fail passing an energy bill that would allow drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge now they're trying to sneak it in the Federal Budget.

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)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Johnny go!

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kerry pledges to fight Bush on Alaska oil - Senator urges battle for environment against energy plan

San Fran Chronicle

"The only mandate this administration has is for unity, to find common ground,'' Kerry said in an interview with The Chronicle. "The American people did not vote to drill in ANWR.''

Kerry characterized the president's plan for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a "phony, absolutely fraudulent offering,'' which vastly overstates the potential to reduce gas prices or the nation's reliance on foreign oil. He called it the "ideological linchpin'' to a broader, more reckless environmental policy.

"They need to be called out on it, and I intend to do it,'' Kerry said.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a life and a real job John. Not opening Anrw would be one of the biggest mistakes in the recent years (after re-electing Clinton of course). Your influence is over. It is quite obvious that America did not want you to lead this country so stop wasting your time.

6:54 PM  

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