No Oil Drilling in ANWR (for now)
Yeeaahhh!!! The House has deleted the oil drilling provision from the budget bill. As of right now, there will be no oil drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge.
But watch your back. They’ve been drooling, champing at the bit for decades, to drill for oil in the ANWR. For the past couple of years it’s been on off on off on off yes no yes no yes no…So for now, there’ll be no drilling. But keep your guard up.
The House also deleted another amendment that would have lifted the moratorium on drilling along America’s coasts. Again, keep an eye on these sleazebags.
These drilling amendments were deleted in order to ensure passage of the budget bill. This budget takes funding away from Medicare and Medicaid in order to help finance the Iraqi quagmire, the Patriot Act, further tax cuts, etc. House leaders wanted to ensure the votes of the few moderate Republicans who were against the drilling amendments.
But drilling in ANWR and off the coasts could rear its ugly head any time, so keep an eye out.