The Senate failed to end Senator Cantwell’s filibuster to stop drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. That is good news for stopping the Republican Corporate Steamroller that under Bush has been trying to roll back decades of environmental gains.
While a win is great, America really needs to kick its addiction to oil and its dependence on getting energy from other countries.
The real issue not being addressed is America’s security and economy that is being put at serious risk because the Republicans who are fronts for Corporate America are only looking to milk the present economy for all the gains it can get. It’s doesn’t want to shift to other sources of energy and reduce unnecessary energy consumption because it really has no vision of the future.
The same lack of planning that made Iraq the disaster it is today is prevalent in the Republican Corporate bureaucracy that Bush has put in charge of our Federal bureaucracy. What’s needed is a giant push for Energy Independence as well as efforts to reduce our overall consumption of oil and coal and other energy resources that contribute to global warming. Its time to push Congress to get serious on reducing greenhouse gas production by pushing for increased fuel efficiency for all cars and trucks. Just shifting to hybrid cars would be a great step.
Let’s put Republican Corporate America on the defensive. Would we really be in Iraq if it didn’t have any oil? How many Americans and Iraq citizens must die to feed America’s lust for oil?