Thanks in great part to likely presidential aspirant, and current New York Governor, George Pataki, 7 states have now joined economic and regulatory forces to get my beautiful country in on the effort to keep our planet inhabitable.
Okay. Back to work...
Related News: ANWR Amendment Fails
Well this one caught me by surprise. I fully expected the drilling the superfluous ANWR amendment to make it through this time. I really did.
Dang! Sometimes it's very cool being wrong.
Although lawmakers were anxious to wrap up work for the year, the Republican majority failed to get the required 60 votes in the 100-member chamber needed to cut off debate on the bill. The vote was 56-44.
"Holding funding for our troops and relief for Hurricane Katrina victims hostage in this manner is just plain wrong and a violation of at least two Senate rules," said Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California.
Another Democrat, Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, said the issue was not whether to support the defense funding for U.S. troops. "If we yield to this tactic on ANWR, next year it will be someone else's pet project attached to the defense spending bill," he said.