Thursday, September 25, 2008
Despite much hope that the Congress would at least get the energy question right, it appears that the Democrat leadership is up to its old tricks. �Offshore will be OK for now, but not shale, says Sen. Jim DeMint.
We've just been alerted that despite House Democrats relenting on extending bans on offshore drilling and oil shale in the continuing resolution (CR) appropriations bill, Democrat Senate Leader Harry Reid has decided to sneak an extension of the oil shale ban through as Congress fights over the financial bailout. Oil shale in America's West is estimated to hold be between 800 billion and 2 trillion barrels of oil -- that is more than three times the proven oil reserves in Saudi Arabia alone.
Gary is correct: The final victory on energy is still far, far away.
Follow the DeMint link for the exact language.