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Senate Proceeding on Jul 31st, 2008 :: 6:33:51 to 6:38:44
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Wayne Allard

6:30:58 to 6:33:51( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Wayne Allard

Wayne Allard

6:33:37 to 6:33:51( Edit History Discussion )

Wayne Allard: coming into n for tax revenues. i mean, that's just -- that's just commonsense. my dad farms and i've been talking with him about this and he's paying a lot for diesel fuel because he runs the tractors

Robert Menendez

6:33:51 to 6:34:05( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: on diesel and they're paying a lot more than they used to pay for him. and he's say, why aren't we doing this sneer and i -- i have a hard time explaining -- doing this here? and i have a hard time

Robert Menendez

6:33:51 to 6:38:44( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert Menendez

Robert Menendez

6:34:05 to 6:34:18( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: explaining to him why we're not doing it here when we could do it here, when we have the capacity and the technology and the capacity in the mark. and i say, well, some people don't want us to. "well,

Robert Menendez

6:34:18 to 6:34:32( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: why?" well, they're scared of what's going to take place in the environment. even though we can do it environmentally sound here. and somebody's going to be drilling somewhere else and are they

Robert Menendez

6:34:32 to 6:34:49( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: going to do it more environmentally sound than us? i don't think so. i know they're not going to in some of the places i've seen around the world. the u.s. standards are the highest in the world.

Robert Menendez

6:34:49 to 6:35:01( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: so i just would plead with my colleagues that drilling is part of the answer. it's clearly part of the answer when your numbers are 25 and 3. when we use 25% of the world's oil and we produce 3% of

Robert Menendez

6:35:01 to 6:35:27( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: it. we've got to get our number up on this. with -- and it helps our balance of trade, it helps our deficit, it helps our people and it spends it here at home. and that's why i continue to join

Robert Menendez

6:35:27 to 6:35:36( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: with my colleagues in voting t hat we stay on energy instead of going to other issues. i'd like to solve some of these other issues as well, as well as my colleagues here on the floor. i want to deal

Robert Menendez

6:35:36 to 6:35:47( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: with them. i want to deal with these issues. but when you pass up the biggest issue that's confronting most americans and you don't deal with it -- and for nine days you don't deal with it when you

Robert Menendez

6:35:47 to 6:35:59( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: could be -- and instead -- what we're just simply saying is let's deal with the biggest one here. and then we'll be happy to deal with these other thing. we need to deal with these other thing.

Robert Menendez

6:35:59 to 6:36:08( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: but not until you deal with with the biggest one. and if we don't deal with it now, are we going to deal with it this year? i don't think so. i don't think that's going to happen. dwoapt have more

Robert Menendez

6:36:08 to 6:36:25( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: time taking g place nor will we have more political will closer it gets to the election. now is the time, now is the place, now? when the american public wants to us do it. that's why i join my

Robert Menendez

6:36:25 to 6:36:53( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: dpleegz continuing to vote this way that we take these amendments up to increase production in the united states. mr. domenici: domenici: would the senator yield fo r a moment? mr. brownback: brownback:

Robert Menendez

6:36:53 to 6:37:04( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: i want be happy to yield. to mr. domenici: before i leave, i want to sty the senator from colorado who's standing here patiently, you might recall the senator from new mexico went up and visited

Robert Menendez

6:37:04 to 6:37:22( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: colorado and utah to see the oil shale. before we had the big bill, we put everything together. and i was prompted by that and by you to find out why we weren't doing anything with that shale. and we

Robert Menendez

6:37:22 to 6:37:39( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: found out that we didn't have any leasing laws that permitted it. and you might recall that at your -- at your instigation, we put the first laws in the energy impact bill, the big bill, we put the

Robert Menendez

6:37:39 to 6:37:54( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: first laws in allowing leases for research and development. that's what has brought the development that they're all worried about. it's a research and development lease, and now they don't want to

Robert Menendez

6:37:54 to 6:38:08( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: have any, as you put, it they don't want to have any rules, regulations. so to stop it dead after we got a good start because we understood, shell oil was ready to try a new process, remember?, when they were

Robert Menendez

6:38:08 to 6:38:19( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: going to spend more than a few billion dollars on it? we found that out. we said, well, we ought to at least give them a chance, and we did, thanks to you. and now they won't let us vote on getting

Robert Menendez

6:38:19 to 6:38:32( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: rid of a moratorium so that's dead in the water too, that great big resource. mr. allard: yeah. madam president, i thank the senator from new mexico for his gracious remarks. and, again, you know,

Robert Menendez

6:38:32 to 6:38:44( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: it's a statement of his statesmanship to actually go and visit the site and find out what's going on. that's why he makes such a great legislator here in the u.s. senate. i -- i'm sick -- i'm with my

Patrick Leahy

6:38:44 to 6:38:58( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: colleagues, you know, i'm sick and tired of delays. it's time, it's time for us to be moving ahead. i've got a chart here. you know, six -- there have been six attempts by the democrats to change the

Patrick Leahy

6:38:44 to 6:49:03( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Patrick Leahy

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