Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The American Energy Act (HR 6566) -- Manzullo Co-Sponsored Bill Does What We Need -- Everything! UPDATE: Call Congress Demand A Vote!!

Congressman Don Manzullo (R-Egan) today joined 83 of his colleagues in introducing a comprehensive energy bill that takes an “all of the above” strategy to end our dependence on costly foreign oil and reduce gas prices in America. At a Capitol Hill news conference this afternoon, the Members of Congress will also demand Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi end her opposition to American-made energy and allow a vote on the bill.
The American Energy Act (HR 6566), which Manzullo co-sponsored, will increase the supply of American-made energy, improve conservation and efficiency, and promote new and expanding energy technologies to help lower the price at the pump and reduce America’s increasingly costly and dangerous dependence on foreign sources of energy. Many of the provisions of the all-encompassing bill were included in Manzullo’s 12-point plan to reduce gas prices in America, which he unveiled in May.    

This is exactly what we need, a real actual energy policy that addresses current and future issues! Manzullo and the Republicans have got to force this to the floor for a vote -- that means they have to sell it to the American people, and they have to start now! Thing is, with $4 gas prices selling it won't take much, more like just making as many people as possible aware of it!

Even T. Boone Pickens, who has been getting praise from the left for his plan, today reaffirmed that his plan is simply to get off of foreign oil using every measure available! Drill everywhere AND include renewable, kinda like plan Manzullo co-sponosred.
More on the plan from Manzullo!

  • To increase the supply American-made energy in environmentally sound ways, the legislation will:
1.        Open our deep water ocean resources, which will provide an additional three million barrels of oil per day, as well as 76 trillion cubic feet of natural gas;
2.        Open the Arctic coastal plain, which will provide an additional one million barrels of oil per day;
3.        Allow development of our nation’s shale oil resources, which could provide an additional 2.5 million barrels of oil per day; and
4.        Increase the supply of gas at the pump by cutting bureaucratic red tape that essentially blocks construction of new refineries.
  • To improve energy conservation and efficiency, the legislation will:
1.        Provide tax incentives for businesses and families that purchase more fuel efficient vehicles;
2.        Provide a monetary prize for developing the first economically feasible, super-fuel-efficient vehicle reaching 100 miles-per-gallon; and
3.        Provide tax incentives for businesses and homeowners who improve their energy efficiency.
  • To promote renewable and alternative energy technologies, the legislation will:
1.        Spur the development of alternative fuels through government contracting by repealing the “Section 526” prohibition on government purchasing of alternative energy and promoting coal-to-liquids technology;
2.        Establish a renewable energy trust fund using revenues generated by exploration in the deep ocean and on the Arctic coastal plain;
3.        Permanently extend the tax credit for alternative energy production, including wind, solar and hydrogen; and
4.        Eliminate barriers to the expansion of emission-free nuclear power production.
See -- Representative Don Manzullo's plan here

Update:  This bill is being held up by Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in congress because it would easily pass and they couldn't have that -- an independent America would really put a crimp in their plans!   

Call Congress and demand an up or down vote on The American Energy Act today!! 


northwest said...

Wow, good catch Lifetrak! It's good to some constructive local leadership in DC.

Pols like Durbin & Foster bloviating about the evil oil industry aren't getting us anywhere.

LifeTrek said...

Thanks Northwest!

And your right about blaming the oil companies -- we should be thanking them every day!

M. Simon said...

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