Wednesday, November 16, 2005

This is a BAD Idea

Found this story at OSM this is a Bad Bill where are the provisions for Drilling? Where are the new refineries? The PROBLEM isn't the vehichles it's the environmentalists not allowing us to use a renewable fuel source that we have plenty of "OIL"

Today's 'Fuel Choices' Bill Could Curb U.S. Oil Habit,
But Only With Full Funding, Implementation, Says Alliance to Save Energy
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2005 (Business Wire) --The "Vehicle and Fuel Choices for American Security Actof 2005" could significantly reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil -but only if it were fully funded and implemented by Congress and theadministration, the Alliance to Save Energy said today."The bill introduced today by Sens. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), SamBrownback (R-Kans.), Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), and others couldachieve a significant reduction in U.S. oil consumption - up to 25percent - if enacted into law," said Alliance President KateriCallahan. "But without full funding by Congress and strict enforcementof the oil-saving provisions by the Bush Administration, it would belike getting a prescription but not taking the medication," she added.The bill calls for specific oil-saving targets to reduce U.S. oildependence: 2.5 million barrels of oil per day within 10 years,increasing to 7.5 million barrels per day by 2026 to ramp up thesavings from 10 percent to more than 25 percent of projected U.S. oildemand.Other elements of the bill include financial assistance for automanufacturers and suppliers that decide to retool factories to buildmore efficient vehicles; a program to move fuel-efficient tires intothe marketplace; standards for heavy-truck efficiency; school busidling reduction; and research into advanced vehicles technologiessuch as plug-in hybrids and light-weight materials.The bill also includes policies encouraging use of alternativefuels instead of oil and a national energy security public educationcampaign to be run by the Secretary of Energy.The Alliance to Save Energy is a coalition of prominent business,government, environmental, and consumer leaders who promote theefficient and clean use of energy worldwide to benefit consumers, theenvironment, economy, and national security.Newstex ID: 6414007

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