An Expiring Ban, What a Good Development

By September 24, 2008Energy

From Phil Kerpen, Americans for Prosperity, “A Stunning Pro-Drilling Victory“:

With the clock ticking down to what some are calling “Energy Freedom Day” — October 1, 2008, when the congressional bans on offshore oil drilling and onshore oil-shale development are set to expire — anti-drilling Democrats have backed down from a high-stakes stand-off that could have caused a government shutdown and will now result in the complete demise of the drilling bans. This is a stunning victory for grassroots activists over environmental special interests and business-as-usual in Washington. If not derailed, it also will be great news for all American consumers.

Phil follows with a blow-by-blow of how opponents of the ban achieved their legislative goal.


Statement from Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), House minority leader, “House Republicans Score Victory for the American People After Democrats Capitulate on Offshore, Oil Shale Energy Production Bans.”

CNN story, “House Democrats will allow offshore drilling ban to expire

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