The slick marketers who run the country now call it the “American-Made Energy and Good Jobs Act.” I might call it the “Rape the Wilderness for Short-term Gains Act” or maybe the “Undo Past Compromises Act.” How about the “Head in the Sand Act”? mjh
This House bill would open a strip of coastal land in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
The House passed H.R. 5429, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish and implement a competitive oil and gas leasing program that will result in an environmentally sound program for the exploration, development, and production of the oil and gas resources of the Coastal Plain of Alaska, by a yea-and-nay vote of 225 yeas to 201 nays, Roll No. 209 [7 Not Voting].
Nay: Tom Udall
Yea: Heather Wilson and Steve Pearce
Not Voting: Tom DeLay
The Wilderness Society is proud to present a slideshow featuring photos from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.