The House is set to approve an energy bill that would open an Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling and provide billions of dollars in benefits to energy industries, but critics say it does little to reduce the nation's thirst for oil.
What's the point? Any oil pulled out of A.N.W.R. is just going to be sold to Russia, because it's not worth it to ship it all the way to the U.S.!! What a fuckin joke!!
The House bill also would shield the makers of MTBE, a gasoline additive that has prompted dozens of lawsuits over drinking water contamination, from defective product liability claims. The issue was blamed for scuttling energy legislation in the Senate in 2003.
I hope the republicans, who support protecting the makers of MTBE, have to watch their own children die of cancer. Cancer caused from drinking water contaminated with MTBE's.
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, has insisted that the MTBE liability waiver be included
Has it become a rule?
Does every story about a disgusting abuse of the American people have to have a Tom Delay quote supporting the abuse?