Linder has harsh words for Pelosi and her “energy” bill.

Congressman John Linder voted against HR 6899 (roll call here) and then had some harsh words for the Speaker:

The bill, he pointed out, would take away royalties from coastal states, including Georgia, giving energy companies permission to drill between 50 and 100 miles of the state’s coast for free.


“This phony attempt by Speaker Pelosi and her radical, left-wing, environmental lobbyist friends to convince the American people that this bill will increase energy production and lower prices for consumers is a transparent and obvious attempt at political gain,” he said. He voted against the bill Tuesday, along with 189 House colleagues from both parties. “The American people want real reform and real solutions to our energy problems. They deserve a chance to have their House vote on the Republican alternative energy bill, H.R. 6566, the ‘American Energy Act.'”

While Georgia’s oil would be free, Linder added that the bill would take away any possibility of exploration and development of reserves along the West Coast, since about 95 of California’s reserves are within 25 miles of the coastline and all of the known resources off the shores of Washington, Oregon and northern and central California are within 50 miles of shore.

No Georgia Republican voted for HR 6869.

10 comments

  1. Chris says:

    Wow, Linder actually took time away from pandering to the cult of the Fairtax to develop an informed opinion about another topic.

  2. Chris says:

    I’ve got a copy. Signed by Linder, Boortz, Cain and I think even Royal.

    You’re still a cult. Possibly more dangerous that the Cult of Scientology. You have more politicians, they have more lawyers and the guy from Pulp Fiction.

  3. odinseye2k says:

    I’m looking at the bill, and I’m not seeing much for these mysterious “environmentalists” other than the renewable energy standard.

    Looks mostly like cashing in on drill! drill! drill! to me.

  4. Icarus says:

    Looks mostly like cashing in on drill! drill! drill! to me.

    …which is what they want you to think. They’ve made more than 85% of the expected reserves off limits, and then want to say that they made drilling accessable, and then will ask why the oil companies aren’t drilling in the land they made available.

    Almost all the oil on the west coast is within 50 miles of shore. By allowing drilling at 50+ miles, they’ve essentially excluded drilling in the pacific. I hope the people in pelosi’s district continue to pay $5 or more for gas.

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