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House Proceeding 05-25-06 on May 25th, 2006 :: 0:06:57 to 0:12:06
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Edward J. Markey

0:04:44 to 0:06:57( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Edward J. Markey

Edward J. Markey

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Edward J. Markey: gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from california. mr. pombo: mr. speaker -- the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman yield himself

Don Young

0:06:57 to 0:07:10( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: such time -- mr. pombo: this time i would yield the gentleman from alaska, the man that's being entrusted to represent the entire state of alaska, mr. young, for five minutes. the speaker

Don Young

0:06:57 to 0:12:06( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Don Young

Don Young

0:07:10 to 0:07:23( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. young: i thank the gentleman for bringing this legislation to the floor. this is the 12th time we passed this legislation concerning

Don Young

0:07:23 to 0:07:38( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: the needs of energy for this country. and by the way, for those listening to this program and those watching, alaskans want to drill. alaskans want to produce this oil for america. this is

Don Young

0:07:38 to 0:07:52( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: not our oil. we've never claimed that. alaskans think it's necessary for the nation. i heard the gentleman from massachusetts mention the fact it will not relief the price of high gas prices for

Don Young

0:07:52 to 0:08:08( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: 10 years. 10 years ago he said the same thing. i've been trying to do this for 15 years. actually 25 years. passed it 12 times. president clinton, by the way, vetoed it. president clinton vetoed

Don Young

0:08:08 to 0:08:21( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: the same piece of legislation. we would have had 100 million barrels a day now flowing to the american consumers. your gas prices wouldn't be $3.25 a day. that would not have occurred.

Don Young

0:08:21 to 0:08:36( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: ironically it's on the senate -- excuse me, mr. speaker. on the other side, the other side of the aisle where those wisdom people live, there are groups of individuals of the other party that

Don Young

0:08:36 to 0:08:50( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: continue to block this source of fossil fuels to our consumers. now it might be, i'm not sure it is, it might be that they have a gas station in a building. it could be. for some reason they

Don Young

0:08:50 to 0:09:03( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: don't see the light. and i keep hearing about people supporting alternate sources of energy, and i've been advocating that. you can't have nuclear. i've talked about, let's burn more coal. we

Don Young

0:09:03 to 0:09:17( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: can't burn coal. i talked, let's build a dam. let's control the water flow in some of our waters as it roars into the sea, let's control it and use it because that's truly a renewable source,

Don Young

0:09:17 to 0:09:32( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: but they can't do that either. all they ask us to do is conserve our way into prosperity. and i will suggest that it might happen if we might have any more americans, if we stopped our childbirth,

Don Young

0:09:32 to 0:09:44( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: period, you might be able to conserve yourself into prosperity or into energy self-sufficient. but as long as our population increases, we will consume more fossil fuel. now i've done reading

Don Young

0:09:44 to 0:10:00( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: on this. ironically we have a tremendous amount of coal in this country that we don't need just to use for electrical power. we can use it for liquid fuels. unfortunately, adolf hitler did

Don Young

0:10:00 to 0:10:25( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: that because he had to. south africa did it because they had to. maybe someday we'll get to the point that we will use our coal for liquidification also. but the largest source of oil that we

Don Young

0:10:25 to 0:10:42( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: know of in america is in anwr. anwr is 74 miles away from pr udo bay. the gentleman was asked to go there to see this really pristine area. by the way, the people that live there want to drill there.

Don Young

0:10:42 to 0:10:56( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: he didn't go see when we had a hearing because he knows all. and so do these senators. they know all. but at the meantime you're paying $3.55 for a gallon of gasoline and, yes, that's a lot,

Don Young

0:10:56 to 0:11:09( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: but unfortunately it's going to be more because if we have another katrina, which we might have -- god help us -- or there's a hiccup in iran or someplace else in the mideast or if we have venezuela

Don Young

0:11:09 to 0:11:31( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: that decides not to ship up barrels, you are going to pay more. and yet we have the domestic supply here. some would say, we have to get off the fossil fuel habit. all right. let's everybody buy

Don Young

0:11:31 to 0:11:43( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: a bicycle. let's all buy a bicycle and break our leg and let's go back to being china. by the way, who is the largest consumer of automobiles today? it's china, not us, china. they burn over

Don Young

0:11:43 to 0:11:54( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: 700 billion barrels of oil a year. now think about that a moment. and they are going to consume more. we are not the only buyers around the world. there are other buyers. we have to start developing

Don Young

0:11:54 to 0:12:06( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: our fossil fuels. we should be drilling off-shore. some people don't want that. we should be drilling in the rockies. they don't want that. and most of all, we should be drilling in alaska, and

0:12:06 to 0:12:16( Edit History Discussion )

we want that. . if you don't want to drill in those other areas, if you don't want to burn coal, at least recognize the valuable resource in alaska. let's pass this legislation. let's get to the

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