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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Devin Nunes and his new ANWR bill

From via google news:
Last week, Congressman Devin Nunes (R-Tulare, CA) introduced a bipartisan Bill titled the American-Made Energy Freedom Act, which takes a unique approach to funding alternative energy development. By opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil exploration, and placing the lease and royalty revenues generated into a trust fund, the next generation of homegrown energy would be incubated, says the Congressman.

This bill looks to easily pass in the house, but should have a hard time passing the Senate (hopefully). It seems to me like another normal ANWR dressed up and given an inspirational name. RAC reader Adrian Akau says "It is nothing more than finding a sneaky way of getting oil companies into the Artic National Wildlife Refuge." I agree, and I'm sure Devin Nunes, who doesn't believe in global warming, will be getting nice campaign contributions from Shell and Exxon.

One more thing, 9 democrats co-sponsored the bill including my representative, Jim Costa. Here's the list of the guilty party. In fairness 11 republicans also co-sponsored, but that's to be expected.
Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.)
Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.)
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas)
Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-Tenn.)
Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.)
Rep. Bud Cramer (D-Ala.)
Rep. Dan Boren (D-Okla.)
Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.)
Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.)


  • At 11:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks for paying some attention to Rep. Nunes, one of the most cynical career politicians ever to disgrace our Valley.

  • At 8:01 PM, Anonymous Alli said…

    We have a real need to get rid of Devino. He is a cretin. I just don't get how these ambitious nobody's get elected in the first place. There is something truly wrong with our political machine.

  • At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Devino is not a cretin, he is a calculating, ambitious self-serving politician. (It's hard to describe the congressman without using profanity) He happened to be in the right place when California created a safe Republican district here in Tulare county. So far, Rep. Nunes has avoided becoming snared in the Republican scandals. (His close relationship with Tom Delay has been mostly ignored by Valley news media. His "uncle" Lewis Griswold mentioned in the Fresno Bee that Nunes gave Delay $5000 for his defense fund, but he failed to report that Delay had previously handed $10,000 in campaign funds)

  • At 9:10 PM, Blogger Snave said…

    The Texas Democrat supporting this and probably the guy from OK... I guess they must be in the pockets of the oil industry. The rest are from the South, or from California. What are the California guys doing on that list? ARRRRGH...

    11 Republicans and 9 Democrats made up this b.s. This represents a real bipartisan effort, but represents proof that bipartisanship isn't always a good thing. I look forward to the day when small parties like Greens and Libertarians have a say in what goes on in our country. Let's get a coalition government going, and maybe that can happen. There are just too many lobbyists and there is just too much money involved for the two-party system to ever really work for the American people. Lately, it just seems to work for corporations.

    Nonetheless, I will continue to vote for Democrats who stand up for what their constituents want and who have a shot at unseating Republican incumbents. I have gradually gotten disgusted with the Dems, but I would much rather see them in control than the GOP, any day, any time.


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