Thursday, November 10, 2005

Kennedy on ANWR

This is a great example of how Rep. Kennedy is not one of the right wing extremists the Democrats will try to paint him as.

The controversial oil drilling provision known as ANWR (ArcticNational Wildlife Refuge) was successfully removed from the House version of the deficit reduction bill at the request of Mark Kennedy and others who had concerns over the long-term effects of drilling. A supporter of finding long-term energy solutions such as ethanol, hydrogen and bio diesel, Kennedy has long opposed drilling in Alaska.

Earlier this week, Kennedy had told members of the Republican leadership that if the ANWR provision was included in the bill they stand to lose his vote.

Kennedy, who grew up in the resort town of Pequot Lakes, believes we need to move beyond the extremes on both sides of the environmental debate and restore some common sense to our environmental policy. In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, “The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value. Conservation means development as much as it does protection.” (Source: Mark Kennedy 06 Release, Nov. 10, 2005)


At 4:05 PM, Blogger North Star Politics said...

He's President Bush's stooge.

End. Of. Story.


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