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November 10, 2005

More yay.

In a rare victory for environmentalists in the House of Representatives, Republican leaders Wednesday night abandoned a measure to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling.

They also jettisoned a provision to relax a long-standing ban on new energy exploration off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

Los Angeles Times

The hyper-right has been blathering on and on about how we "need" this oil to reduce our dependence on foreign imports, but it's crap and they know it. The reserves in ANWR would barely make a dent.

The answer, obviously, is not to find more oil, but to use less.


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