Energy Independence and Security Act

@raydene (9874)
United States
December 22, 2007 5:09pm CST
This is a quote from an email I get from my crongressman "The House agreed to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 6, to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of clean renewable fuels, to protect consumers, to increase the efficiency of products, buildings, and vehicles, to promote research on and deploy greenhouse gas capture and storage options, and to improve the energy performance of the Federal Government, by a yea-and-nay vote of 314 yeas to 100 nays, Roll No. 1177."Here are a few more facts DC,ID,WY didn't vote at all and UT,OK,TX,AK voted against it... I wonder who stands to loose the most in oil revenues if we have safer, renewal energy? Hey those of you that are in those states get your congressmen going... All pros and cons are welcome ... My oppinion is only that! xoxoxoxo
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@mummymo (23707)
23 Dec 07
Sorry Mom I don't know much about this what with not being in the States but good for you in trying to get the issue into the forefront in a sensible way! Love you xxxxx
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
23 Dec 07
I am surprised that Utah voted against it they were about the first to put in the clean air act. and as they have no oil rigs set up in Utah that I know of havent traveled the whole state for several years. I dont see where they would benifit from it.Oh they do have oil Shale really bi deposits but as it cost to much to sqease the oil out they have not tapped it. But if Colorado and Utah would do this we would have no more worries about oil!
@mcjustin (82)
• United States
23 Dec 07
It's quite clear that our policy makers are more concerned about what treasures they can bring to their respective states then what's good for the country as a whole. Through the generations our polititians have lost focus. They pass laws and agree to policies to only after they get a little Pork thrown in to win the favor of their constituants. The amendment you refer to looks great. The question is, will they make it happen?
@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
22 Dec 07
I think that most AMericans are in favor of this....why politicians sway back and forth is beyond me. Maybe we should take a stand and demand that our country increase the production of energy resources such as wind. water amd solar. WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY...shouldn't we use it?