What better way to honor Al Gore’s movie than to have a vote to explore ANWR, a place the size of South Carolina with a drilling footprint one fifth the size of Dulles Airport? The vote will come some time today.
Thanks to the House Resources Committee’s site, we have some pretty good facts about the place. First and foremost, we know Alaskans support it. Who are we to substitute our judgment for theirs? If you’ve never been there, this video gives a pretty good feel for the vastness and desolateness that is ANWR.
So mosey on over to see our friends at the ANWR blog and drop a note to your Member of Congress. Tell them it’s time for us to stop being the only nation that limits access to its own natural resources. Do you think any of our competitors would be sitting on this enormous supply and leave it untapped? Don’t think so.
Please weigh in. Here’s a link to our Key Vote card dropped today, letting every Member of Congress know we’ll consider their vote on this bill, H.R. 5429, to be considered for designation as a Key Manufacturing Vote.
How great would it be if Congress voted to unleash our energy supply the same week that Al’s movie premiered?[UPDATE]: 3:30 p.m.: Just passed the House 225-201. Thanks to all of you who weighed in. There were many of you. Great work, all! Here’s a link to the roll call vote, so you can see whether your Representative voted for higher or lower fuel prices.
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