Friday, June 13, 2008

Barr: Drill ANWAR

New press release from the Bob Barr campaign:
"For years the Democrats have refused to permit drilling in Alaska's huge Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), and have severely limited drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf, which contains at least 86 billion barrels of oil."
But John McCain is little better. "He just told Philadelphia voters that he won't allow exploration of ANWR, which contains billions more barrels of oil," notes Barr.
"The refusal to open up U.S. lands is costing Americans at the pump," Barr says. . . .
"Even as Washington refuses to allow these resources over which we maintain control to be developed, Sen. Obama, Sen. McCain, and others support legislation that sets artificial, unrealistic and extremely costly caps on so-called 'carbon emissions.' Americans are paying too much for gasoline, and Congress bears much of the blame. Senators Barack Obama and John McCain both intend to maintain a government lock on the nation’s energy resources. It's time to produce energy in America for Americans."
Some have scoffed at how much impact Barr could have on the presidential race, but now at least one candidate is talking common sense on energy.

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