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Senate rejects plan to open Arctic refuge to drilling
Associated Press ^ | March 13, 2012 | Sean Cockerham

Posted on 03/13/2012 3:09:05 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON _ The Senate on Tuesday resoundingly rejected a sweeping measure to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other protected areas to oil drilling, as well as to approve construction of the Keystone pipeline project.

Tuesday's vote was the first time in four years that the Senate has voted on a measure including ANWR drilling, and it failed miserably.

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1 posted on 03/13/2012 3:09:06 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Give Soros a share of the Arctic drilling. It’ll be opened up first thing tomorrow.


2 posted on 03/13/2012 3:12:26 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

[ Two other Democrats, Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, also voted yes. All but seven Republicans _ Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Marco Rubio of Florida, Bob Corker of Tennessee, Mike Lee of Utah and Scott Brown of Massachusetts _ voted in favor of the amendment. ]

DeMint voted no?! WTF! Rubio? Geesh!


3 posted on 03/13/2012 3:13:28 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Heard the other day that 85% of the US is off limits to drilling. Sure explains a lot.


4 posted on 03/13/2012 3:13:35 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

$9.00 per gallon gasoline will see this same crowd chasing each other down the street with pitchforks.


5 posted on 03/13/2012 3:13:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Free ThinkerNY

amazing headline...it was an amendment a transportation bill.


6 posted on 03/13/2012 3:14:35 PM PDT by stylin19a (time to Obamanos)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Two other Democrats, Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, also voted yes. All but seven Republicans _ Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Marco Rubio of Florida, Bob Corker of Tennessee, Mike Lee of Utah and Scott Brown of Massachusetts _ voted in favor of the amendment
7 posted on 03/13/2012 3:15:22 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; ...
Re: All but seven Republicans _ Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Marco Rubio of Florida, Bob Corker of Tennessee, Mike Lee of Utah and Scott Brown of Massachusetts _ voted in favor of the amendment.

I can understand that the RINOS Snowe & Collins voting "no" and kind'a Scott Brown of Taxachusetts... but the others I don't quiet have a handle on their "no" votes--

8 posted on 03/13/2012 3:16:43 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OK, I’ll give the “Nay” vote to Rubio...I know FL’s sensitive to the drilling. But what’s with DeMint voting with Maine’s “Boobsy Twins” against this?


9 posted on 03/13/2012 3:16:51 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Statists will never agree to this because it weakens government. Remember the good old days in the 1700s when we sent messengers to let our views be known so we wouldn’t have to leave our farms?? How did messengers turn into Senaors then turn into mini tyrants? You know what: I don’t like this messenger system anymore. They promised to protect and defend the COnstitution, but they fail at that every single day.


10 posted on 03/13/2012 3:17:26 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The same party that voted down drilling in a tiny portion of ANWR, also supported importing ethanol from Brazil. Ethanol from crops grown on denuded tropical rain-forest — AKA “lungs of the Earth”. And they call themselves environmentalists.
11 posted on 03/13/2012 3:17:40 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: KansasGirl
Scott Brown, now there was a victory to celebrate for you, and I believe he voted in favor of Obamacare? Along with Snowe, Collins and Specter?
12 posted on 03/13/2012 3:18:36 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: KansasGirl

DeMint and Rubio represent states that don’t want off-shore drilling. Both states have proven oil reserves that could be tapped with off-shore rigs. Ironically, in Rubio’s case, it won’t stop the drilling because the Chinese are tapping the same reserves off Cuba, with substantially reduced safety standards.


13 posted on 03/13/2012 3:21:51 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I really trust DeMint...so I would want to hear his reasoning...something must have been wrong.


14 posted on 03/13/2012 3:22:51 PM PDT by WHATNEXT?
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To: Cyber Liberty

This country continues to commit slow suicide.


15 posted on 03/13/2012 3:23:44 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I am sick of these East Coast a-holes who have this elitist attitude where they think they know what is best for us in fly over country (their term). Drill here, Drill now !


16 posted on 03/13/2012 3:23:44 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: LaybackLenny

Probably has something to do with the old senate rule of bringing the matter back to the floor. Demint, had to vote against it in order to call it back.


17 posted on 03/13/2012 3:27:37 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Keywords say it all:

anwr; cowardsagainstanwr; energyindependence; foolsforsenators; globalsenators;greensenators; senatedoomsenergy; senatedoomsus; senatedoomsusenergy; senaterejectsanwr; unsenators; usenergy;


18 posted on 03/13/2012 3:28:28 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: org.whodat

I thought of that and I’m HOPING that’s the only reason.


19 posted on 03/13/2012 3:29:04 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: Libloather
Natural gas on the north American continent (onshore alone) how many off limits sites can you find? There are some chunks.

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20 posted on 03/13/2012 3:30:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
,,,,also supported importing ethanol from Brazil.

Was this voted upon by the senate or was the support in the form of a press release or statement?

21 posted on 03/13/2012 3:30:14 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Scott Brown voted against Obamacare. In fact, his opposition to Obamacare is what got him elected.

But then he went and voted for Dodd-Frank and a handful of other crap.


22 posted on 03/13/2012 3:35:19 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The bill was the Transportation bill that was rejected, all of those energy related issues were amendments to the bill, most of which were rejected on separate votes, so it’s not clear whether those Republicans voted for the whole transportation bill or amendments.


23 posted on 03/13/2012 3:40:27 PM PDT by Eva
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To: WHATNEXT?

“I really trust DeMint...so I would want to hear his reasoning...something must have been wrong.”
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You won’t be hearing it from DeMint (or Rubio for that matter) but the reasoning was likely to have avoided a pointless, self-inflicted political wounding. With the Democrats in control of the Senate, this was NOT going to pass. And if by some miracle it would have passed the Senate, the anti-American Obama would have vetoed it.

You can take it to the bank that once we have a significant Republican majority in the Senate and a Republican president (oh, please please please), both DeMint and Rubio will vote for that drilling if their votes are needed for passage.


24 posted on 03/13/2012 3:48:25 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Try this linkHighway bill is worth billions to companies owned by Soros, Pickens, Douglas and this one - Republicans blocking highway bill for 'political reasons,' says Reid

You have to know what they were voting on to understand the vote.

25 posted on 03/13/2012 3:52:45 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Democrats obstruct lower gas prices...


26 posted on 03/13/2012 3:55:13 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Obama reelection means the end of America.)
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To: KansasGirl
Republicans _ Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine

Can I show you my shocked face ....

27 posted on 03/13/2012 3:57:55 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Tuesday's vote was the first time in four years that the Senate has voted on a measure including ANWR drilling.

It must be election year.

(/S)

28 posted on 03/13/2012 3:59:04 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Try this link (second try)Highway bill is worth billions to companies owned by Soros, Pickens, Douglas

and this one - Republicans blocking highway bill for 'political reasons,' says Reid

You have to know what they were voting on to understand the vote.

29 posted on 03/13/2012 3:59:39 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Thanks to a very misleading headline, anyone who didn't read the article will make wrong assumptions about various Senators.

This was about an amendment to a TRANSPORTATION BILL. The amendment concerning ANWAR should come up on it's own, not with some other marginally related bill. I thought Sen. Roberts (KS) was better than this - what a knothead. Free ThinkerNY, did you read the article first, or were you in a hurry to post an emotionally charged headline? jeez.

30 posted on 03/13/2012 3:59:49 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: TYVets
I was referring to Democrats in general (including BHO). Here's what "Junk Science" has to say about it:

Here’s how the “Ethanol Shuffle” works according to Geoff Cooper at the Renewable Fuels Association:

… California imports sugarcane ethanol from Brazil rather than corn ethanol from Nebraska or Kansas; and in turn, corn ethanol from the Midwest travels to Houston or Galveston via rail, then is shipped to Brazil via tanker to “backfill” the volumes they sent to the U.S. Picture the irony of a tanker full of U.S. corn ethanol bound for Brazil passing a tanker full of cane ethanol bound for Los Angeles or Miami along a Caribbean shipping route. Remember, this is all being done in the name of reducing GHG emissions. But what are the real GHG implications of the shuffle? And what are the economic impacts?…


At this site: http://junkscience.com/2012/01/09/the-ethanol-shuffle-u-s-importing-exporting-ethanol-to-and-from-brazil/
31 posted on 03/13/2012 4:05:14 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: House Atreides
You won’t be hearing it from DeMint (or Rubio for that matter) but the reasoning was likely to have avoided a pointless, self-inflicted political wounding. With the Democrats in control of the Senate, this was NOT going to pass. And if by some miracle it would have passed the Senate, the anti-American Obama would have vetoed it. You can take it to the bank that once we have a significant Republican majority in the Senate and a Republican president (oh, please please please), both DeMint and Rubio will vote for that drilling if their votes are needed for passage.

Someone gets it. Namely, you.

32 posted on 03/13/2012 4:08:43 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: WHATNEXT?
I don't know DeMint's record. He seems to talk a good game. What has he ever done? Likewise Rubio, for that matter.
33 posted on 03/13/2012 4:10:09 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

where are the commercials saying the democrat senate killed the drilling for new oil....when the hell are the GOP going to get some f’ing balls


34 posted on 03/13/2012 4:16:40 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Whose side are they on? Not the American people’s.


35 posted on 03/13/2012 4:35:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Thanks for the information.

Legislators at times will make claims they did or did not vote for a piece of legislation because of amendments that may have been attached to a bill.

Of course during the session just before they come up for reelection the smoke is so thick it is extra hard to tell why they voted the way they did. It is CYA time for them.

Again thanks for the information and the link.

36 posted on 03/13/2012 4:45:37 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP; All

Sorry Brown was not in the Senate at the time of vote, plus no one from the GOP voted for Obamacare.. Idiot..


37 posted on 03/13/2012 4:50:45 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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To: Bender2

Thank God! Now the Senate will have the time to get a bill together to pay for everyone’s contraception...


38 posted on 03/13/2012 5:20:01 PM PDT by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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