Friday, September 14, 2007

Frank Wolf Out of Energy

In Mark Warner's announcement yesterday, he mentioned energy policy as one of his top priorities. With that in mind, here's where Frank Wolf has been on energy the past few years:

*The first thing we need to keep in mind is that, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, Frank Wolf has accepted $70,833 from the oil and gas industry since 1989. Keep that in mind as you read the rest of these points.

*In 2005, Wolf voted against an alternative energy plan that would bring immediate relief to consumers at the pump, increase the nation’s investment into renewable fuels and energy efficiency and crack down on price gouging.

*In 2005, Wolf voted for a Republican energy bill that allowed drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

*In 2005, Wolf voted to exempt oil and gas industries from some clean-water laws, streamline permits for oil wells and power lines on public lands, and help the hydropower industry appeal environmental restrictions.

*In 2004, Wolf voted against an amendment to increase funding for renewable energy sources by $30 million – 10 percent more than what the underlying bill provided for solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydrogen renewable energy programs.

*In 2003, Wolf voted against an amendment to the energy bill instructing the Department of Transportation to reduce the amount of oil consumed by U.S. automobiles by five percent by 2010.

*Wolf supported the efforts of disgraced former Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s plan to make taxpayers subsidize drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

As we can see, Frank Wolf has plenty of energy when it comes to rewarding his friends in the oil industry. But when it comes to reducing America's dependence on Saudi oil and protecting our environment, Frank Wolf is clearly OUT OF ENERGY.

For this, and for many other reasons, it's time for a change in the 10th District. Help Judy Feder be that change. Thanks.

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