(5/25/2006) - Washington,
D.C. – Today the House of Representatives passed a bill introduced by Rep.
Richard Pombo (R-CA) that would allow oil companies to drill for oil in the
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This latest attempt by pro-drilling advocates
comes after the House refused to include a similar provision in their 2007
budget language that sought to open the Arctic refuge to oil drilling, and after
defeats in both the House and Senate late last year. Below is a statement by
(5/2/2006) - Certain members of Congress keep trying to convince
the American people that if we had opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to
oil drilling 10 years ago, we wouldn’t be facing the high gas prices we face
today. The Bush administration’s own facts tell us differently.
Oil from the Arctic Refuge would not even begin to
affect the price of a gallon of gasoline for 20 years from the time the refuge
is first drilled, and even then it would only lower gas prices by about a penny