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Senate Proceeding on Jul 30th, 2008 :: 4:03:18 to 4:06:33
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Wayne Allard

3:54:08 to 4:03:18( Edit History Discussion )
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Wayne Allard

4:03:04 to 4:03:18( Edit History Discussion )

Wayne Allard: barrasso? mr. barrasso: thank you very much, mr. president. thou my colleague from colorado. and you're absolutely right, wyoming is a state with -- which has been very blessed, blessed with abundant

John Barrow

4:03:18 to 4:03:31( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: sources of energy. and certainly coal, natural gas, oil, uranium for our nuclear power and also wind, a renewable of energy. so we have lots of different sources with which we' been blessed the.

John Barrow

4:03:18 to 4:06:33( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Barrow

John Barrow

4:03:31 to 4:03:47( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: but in terms of coal, and you know half of the electricity in the united states comes from coal. what we know is that there is enough coal in wyoming to power this country for centuries. not decades

John Barrow

4:03:47 to 4:04:03( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: but centuries, there is that much coal in wyoming. so skoal -- coal is an available, affordable, reliable and secure source of energy for our nation. and to me, this really is about being self-sufficient

John Barrow

4:04:03 to 4:04:18( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: in terms of our own energy. we are sending so much of the wealth of this great country overseas. every time we send -- we buy another barrel of oil from overseas, we're sending, whether it's $100, $140

John Barrow

4:04:18 to 4:04:29( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: per barrel overseas, that is a transfer of the world of our nation to people who are not necessarily our friends. mr. allard: the figure i've seen is more than $700 billion70 in a year's time. and

John Barrow

4:04:29 to 4:04:42( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: that's a -- that's a whale of amount -- that's a lot of money to be sending overseas. to our enemies potentially, you know. mr. barrasso: and, mr. president, we have the source of energy here with the coal,

John Barrow

4:04:42 to 4:04:56( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: and the technology is incredible. there are ways to use the coal to convert it to electricity. there are other ways to use the coal to convert it to liquids: aviation fuel. the military uses an incredible

John Barrow

4:04:56 to 4:05:05( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: amount of fuel and i have amendments that i've introduced and trying to get -- to have debated on this floor that deal specifically with converting coal to liquids, to allow to us use that liquid for our

John Barrow

4:05:05 to 4:05:18( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: aviation fuel. there is another technology, coal-to-gas and there is a true visionary in wyoming, his name is john wald. he's here today. 91 years old. he was here today to visit. his granddaughter

John Barrow

4:05:18 to 4:05:36( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: works in my office. and i have talked to him for years about the technology of coal-to-gas. d it's all ready to go and available in wyoming but it's being common other places around the world not

John Barrow

4:05:36 to 4:05:51( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: yet here.| so it is incredible in terms of the available resources but it's in the just one source of energy. we need it all. we need the coal. we need the natural gas. we need the uranium. we need

John Barrow

4:05:51 to 4:06:03( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: the oil. certainly we need to be more efficient as my colleague from colorado has talked about. we need to be energy efficient but we need the renewables. look at oil shale. you are so familiar with

John Barrow

4:06:03 to 4:06:20( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: that because colorado, as well as wyoming, as well as utah, is blessed with oil shale. and perhaps i could ask my colleague from colorado to discuss some of the issues related to that. hamr. allard: senator

John Barrow

4:06:20 to 4:06:33( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: brass oh i, i would like to address -- senator barasso, i would like to address the issue that the majority leader tried to inmy the republicans are -- tried to imply the republicans are interested

Wayne Allard

4:06:33 to 4:06:47( Edit History Discussion )

Wayne Allard: in just one issue, and that is extraction from the ground. the republicans i have talked to on this senate floor, from my party, understand we need to have a balanced approach. on the chemical side, they

Wayne Allard

4:06:33 to 4:13:09( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Wayne Allard

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