Harry Reid – Givin’ it the ol’ liberal try

Sen. Jim DeMint blows the whistle on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s attempt to slip a renewal of the oilshale ban into the bailout monstrosity in D.C.

We’ve just been alerted that despite House Democrats relenting on extending bans on offshore drilling and oil shale in the continuing resolution (CR) appropriations bill, Democrat Senate Leader Harry Reid has decided to sneak an extension of the oil shale ban through as Congress fights over the financial bailout. Oil shale in America’s West is estimated to hold be between 800 billion and 2 trillion barrels of oil — that is more than three times the proven oil reserves in Saudi Arabia alone.

Here is the text of Reid’s proposed new ban on oil shale, that he is trying to add as an amendment to the CR or move seperately as a “stimulus” package, or we should say an anti-stimulus package if this is included.

Sec 1602 continues ban on oil shale. The language follows:

SEC. 1602. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, including section 152 of division A of H.R. 2638 (110th Congress), the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009, the terms and conditions contained in section 433 of division F of Public Law 110–161 shall remain in effect for the 19 fiscal year ending September 30, 2009.

 American Prosperity gives their analysis of Reid’s efforts.

“Only in Harry Reid’s Washington could a ban on energy production and the thousands of manufacturing jobs it would create be considered an ‘economic stimulus.”

The liberal mindset.  Use whatever is most readily available to push your personal political agenda.  At least Reid is consistent, I guess.  🙄

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Others posting on this topic:  Michelle Malkin, Skeptics Global Warming

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