Skip to comments.U.S. Sen. Cantwell helps kill latest Arctic drilling plan
Posted on 02/08/2012 3:31:32 PM PST by epithermal
Sen. Maria Cantwell, a longtime opponent of oil drilling in Alaskas Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, has helped defeat the latest Republican plan to open up the refuge for new energy exploration.
The Washington Democrat and member of the Senate Finance Committee raised objections Tuesday when Utah GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch offered a plan that would have allowed drilling rigs into the refuge and protected waters off the coast of Florida and southern California
We all know that gas prices going up are a very big challenge to us and we need to find alternatives to foreign oil, Cantwell said. But just drilling more as our strategy to pay for this bill is just not going to get us there .Its as if we think now that we can go ahead and open up all of the drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge.
Hatch ended up withdrawing his proposal.
Since entering the Senate in 2001, Cantwell has cosponsored legislation to protect the arctic refuge as a wilderness area. In 2005, she led a filibuster to reverse a plan by Republican Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska to attach a drilling proposal to a bill that paid for troops fighting in Iraq.
...therefore I blame Booby Hatch. We knew Cantwhatever would do that, and Hatch acts surprised.
Cantwell is a frakkin retard, but still looks like a genius compared to Washington’s other senator, Patty Murray. What a pair.
You’re right, but they both wield massive power as events of this past week illustrate. Orrin Hatch needs to grow a pair.
Hmmm.....mentions protected waters off of Florida too....well guess who is drilling off coast of Florida now? An oil rig built by China now sits 60miles off the coast of Florida...Cuba will be drilling for oil...
But US rigs are banned....
One person? One demorat in a repubbie house controlled committee can shut this down? Why? How? Did hatch leave his gonads somewhere? I guess so.
We are doomed.
Of course we are. Prepare as quickly as possible.
Last time I checked, those clowns were all Senators - they aren't in the House.
Doomed we are that folks don't pay attention to the details.
Excuse the hell out of me.
The point remains.
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