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Monday, September 22, 2008

Congressional Democrats Quietly Trying to Stop Oil Exploration

Via The Corner, this is what Rep. Paul Ryan told us last week was going to happen:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, today issued the following statement after House Democrats released a discussion draft of a continuing resolution that included a provision to actively and permanently prevent exploration of nearly 90 percent of the Outer Continental Shelf and block energy production in the Inter-Mountain West:

“On October 1, the bans on offshore drilling and oil shale recovery will expire, enabling us to develop more American energy. Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi and Democrats in the House have made clear that they will continue to actively prevent exploration from occurring.
Note, of course, that it hasn't happened yet, but they'd clearly like to make it happen.