Americans on Energy Independence

by William Yeatman on July 7, 2008

in Blog

If recent polls are any indication, Americans will have difficulty enjoying a carefree summer, facing, as they are, the reality of rising fuel prices. Despite overwhelming calls for action transcending partisan lines, there was no definitive congressional action taken prior to the July 4 break to initiate plans for America's energy independence. House Minority Leader John Boehner and his Republican colleagues said that GOP lawmakers "made it clear that Congress should not leave town without voting on meaningful solutions to increase American energy production. But Democrats did." Democrats can balk, but they cannot deny the facts – even when those facts are provided by an organization not always in sync with Republican policies.

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