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303d 09/10/2008 8:54am

According to this study by the EIA (http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/aeo/otheranalysis/ongr.html) I don’t see how drilling the east coast OCS would be a good idea. It says that it would amount to less than a 200 day supply of oil (total reserves), and it would have no effect on prices until 2030 (if it had any). Off the coast of VA we are talking about a fraction of that. So it really doesn’t lower prices or relieve our dependence on foreign oil. “Drill here, drill now, pay less” sounds nice, but that does not make it true.

There is also a plan to develop wind energy production off the coast of Virginia Beach – that is a good idea.

Energy plans/bills, like this one, that do not address the real issues with long term solutions rob us of our rights and our government. This is an exercise in pacification of the masses. Our representatives work for us. Do NOT let of them, with this snake oil, take credit for doing that.

303d 05/01/2008 9:26am

The section of this act that is purposed for to be removed is below, as well a link to the full text. This text should remain in the act, because it keeps government agencies from buying false-alternative fuels.

The purpose of the act is meant to improve environmental stewardship. Theoretically, this proposed repeal would make it possible to burn old tires for heat and call it an “alternative fuel”.

This is a clear attempt to remove the meat from standing environmental law. Oppose it.
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http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_cong_public_laws&docid=f:publ140.110

SEC. 526. <> PROCUREMENT AND ACQUISITION OF
ALTERNATIVE FUELS.

No Federal agency shall enter into a contract for procurement of an

alternative or synthetic fuel, including a fuel produced from
nonconventional petroleum sources, for any mobility-related use, other
than for research or testing, unless the contract specifies that the
lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production and
combustion of the fuel supplied under the contract must, on an ongoing
basis, be less than or equal to such emissions from the equivalent
conventional fuel produced from conventional petroleum sources.


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303d’s Supported Bills

Bill Status Last Action
S.2191 America's Climate Security Act of 2007 (110th congress) Introduced May 20, 2008
H.Con.Res.153 Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the need for a nationwide diversified energy portfolio, and for other purposes. (110th congress) Introduced May 22, 2007
H.R.2555 Renewable Energy Credit Extension Act of 2007 (110th congress) Introduced May 24, 2007
H.R.3221 Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (110th congress) Bill Is Law Jul 30, 2008

303d’s Opposed Bills

Bill Status Last Action
S.2827 A bill to repeal a requirement with respect to the procurement and acquisition of alternative fuels. (110th congress) Introduced Apr 07, 2008
H.R.6781 To authorize the State of Virginia to petition for authorization to conduct natural gas or crude oil (or both) exploration and extraction activities in any area that is at least 50 miles beyond the coastal zone of the State, and for other purposes. (110th congress) Introduced Aug 08, 2008