Speaking at a White House news conference Tuesday morning, the president said one solution to the energy crisis would be drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR.
"This is a litmus test issue for many in Congress," President Bush said. "Somehow, if you mention ANWR, you don't care about the environment. Well, I'm hoping now people, when you say ANWR, it means you don't care about the gasoline prices."
Sen. Schumer's response:
In his remarks on Capitol Hill, Mr. Schumer took particular issue with Mr. Bush’s characterization of the energy crisis, saying that the president’s proposed solution of drilling in ANWR would reduce the price of oil by a single penny in 20 years. During that time, Mr. Schumer said, Americans would continue to pay higher gas prices at the pump, while profits for oil companies would soar.
Frank Wolf=Bush Rubber Stamp:
From the 2006 League of Conservation Voters scorecard, "Wolf supported drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), with its 'abundant and diverse wildlife, including rare musk oxen, polar bears, grizzlies, wolves, millions of migratory birds, and more than 120,000 caribou.'"
Once again, what the press conference this morning proves is that it's time for a change in the 10th CD, time for someone in Congress who won't be a rubber stamp for any president, who will fight for the environment and the people, who will not just do the bidding of the oil companies like Frank Wolf does. In sum, it's time for Judy Feder.