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House Proceeding on Jul 17th, 2008 :: 2:07:09 to 2:11:27
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Betty Sue Sutton

2:03:13 to 2:07:09( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Betty Sue Sutton

Betty Sue Sutton

2:06:59 to 2:07:09( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: back. the gentleman from texas. mr. sessions: at this time i'd like to yield three minutes to the favorite son of the volunteer state, mr. duncan. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:07:09 to 2:07:25( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: tennessee is recognized for three minutes. mr. duncan: i rise to join my friend and league klieg, the gentleman from texas, mr. sessions, in his -- friend and colleague, the gentleman from

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:07:09 to 2:11:27( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John J. Jr.Duncan

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:07:25 to 2:07:40( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: texas, mr. sessions in his opposition to this rule. let me read one thing to you. charles crauthammer is one of our most respected syndicated columnists. he wrote this, gas is over $4 a gallon,

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:07:40 to 2:07:54( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: oil is $135 a barrel and rising. we import 2/3's of our oil sending it to the likes of -- sending money to the livings russia, saudi arabia and venezuela. yet we voluntarily prohibit ourselves

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:07:54 to 2:08:08( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: from even exploring huge domestic reserves of petroleum and natural gas. at a time then u.s. crude oil production has fallen 45% in the last 25 years, 75 billion barlse of oil have been declared

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:08:08 to 2:08:22( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: off limits according to the u.s. information agency administration. still quoting mr. krauthammer, that would be enough to replace every barrel of nonnorth american imports for 22 years. that's

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:08:22 to 2:08:35( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: near aa -- nearly a quarter century of energy independence he ended by say, the situation is absurd. robert samuelson, a few months ago in "the washington post," he's a syndicated columnist,

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:08:35 to 2:08:47( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: but not a conservative or republican by any stretch of the imagination, he wrote this, he said the truth is, we are almost powerless to influence today's prices. we are because we didn't

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:08:47 to 2:09:00( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: take sensible actions 10 or 20 years ago. if we persist we will be even worse off in a decade or two. the first thing to co-do, mr. samuelson said, start drilling. george will pointed out in

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:09:00 to 2:09:15( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: a recent column that when we were table pass drilling in anwr 12 1/2 years ago, president clinton vetoed it. if he hadn't vetoed it, that would have been 27 million barrels of oil 20

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:09:15 to 2:09:26( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: million barrels of gasoline and seven million barrels of diesel fuel coming down to this country -- coming down here every day and would have had a great, great effect on this problem. and

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:09:26 to 2:09:36( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: we are certainly in a problem. a couple of months ago we are heard in the highways and transit subcommittee that 925 trucking companies had gone out of business in the first quarter of this year.

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:09:36 to 2:09:52( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: and that only counted trucking companies with five trucks or more. a couple of weeks ago in the aviation subcommittee, we heard eight airlines had gone out of business in the last year

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:09:52 to 2:10:07( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: and a half. this is a needless crisis. the minerals management service estimates that the quantity of undiscovered, technically recoverable resources ranges from 66 to 115 billion barrels

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:10:07 to 2:10:23( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: of oil. one of our leaders described this drill act as a hoax of a bill and it's a hoax because it leaves 85% or 611 million acres of our outer continental shelf offlimits for oil production.

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:10:23 to 2:10:36( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: can i have 30 seconds more? mr. sessions: i yield the gentleman 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for 30 additional seconds. mr. duncan: i've noticed that most

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:10:36 to 2:10:46( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: of these environmental radicals come from very wealthy or very up every income families and perhaps they can afford $4 a gallon gasoline but many hard-working americans cannot afford this.

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:10:46 to 2:10:59( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: we are sending this country into a needless economic crisis. we need to start drilling in an environmentally safe wayway where there is oil, as the gentleman from texas has pointed out, and

John J. Jr.Duncan

2:10:59 to 2:11:27( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: not pass a hoax of a bill such as this i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from environment. mr. welch: i yield three minutes to the gentleman from colorado,

Ed Perlmutter

2:11:27 to 2:11:41( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Perlmutter: mr. perlmutter. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from colorado is recognized for three minutes. mr. perlmutter: good morning. good morning, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman from vermont

Ed Perlmutter

2:11:27 to 2:14:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ed Perlmutter

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