When it comes to oil exploration, the Democrats are pretending that they are doing something.
They are telling the oil companies either use the land they are currently leasing or lose the lease.
There are a couple of problems with this.
There is already a law telling oil companies to use the land or lose the lease.
The next problem is that if there was oil on this leased land, the oil companies would already be drilling for it.
The Democrats honestly believe this will distract Americans into believing they are actually attempting to do something about drilling in the US.
Even the AP is not buying this line of garbage from the Democrats. Check this out
Seeking to blunt GOP efforts to permit oil exploration off Atlantic and Pacific coasts, House Democrats are pushing legislation they say would spur oil drilling on already available lands in , the West and the .
Yes, the AP is right- the Democrats are attempting to stop GOP efforts to drill for more oil in America.
"Democrats brought forth their 'Use It or Lose It' bill without knowing it was already the law of the land," saidWhip , R-Mo. "Today we're reminded that the majority's efforts to 'unlock' NPR-A are about as necessary as passing a bill ordering the sun to rise."
Hey Congressman Blunt, don't tempt they Democrats. They may actually write a bill demanding the sun to rise.
Democrats are scrambling to appear pro-drilling — hence the "Drill Act" title for Thursday's bill — even as their leaders appear dead set against reversing the long-standing drilling bans along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
The AP even called the Democrats on the bogus name of the bill- "Drill Act". This act is blocking drilling.
As usual, it is Bush's fault.
"The administration's responsibility was to protect the American people from this kind of gouging, and they did nothing," said, D-Conn. "So today they're trying to deflect the very legitimate criticism of, 'What did you do on the watch?'"