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As Energy Crisis Perpetuates, Democrats Pass Bill to Block Liquefied Natural Gas Facility

Washington- Democrats have now gone beyond just blocking future development of domestic energy sources, and yesterday passed a bill that will actually block the construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility by placing the label “wild and scenic” to the lower Taunton River in Massachusetts. In so doing, Congressional Democrats would expose the area, which is teeming with the natural wonders of power plants and shipbuilding yards, to heavy-handed government regulations (House Roll Call 506) .

“With the U.S. House of Representatives scheduled today to vote on the designation of the lower Taunton River as part of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, shipbuilders and other businesses located on the banks of the waterway are anxiously watching. The designation … would hamper business they say, possibly even leading to closures.” (Fall River Herald News, July 15, 2008)

Democrats had an opportunity to amend the bill and ensure that energy infrastructure would not be banned in this area of the river, however Democrats stood in lock-step with their party leaders to pass this bill, despite the economic impact it would have on the Taunton River community (House Roll Call 506) .

Democrats had an opportunity to amend the bill and ensure that energy infrastructure would not be banned in this area of the river, however Democrats stood in lock-step with their party leaders to pass this bill, despite the economic impact it would have on the Taunton River community .

Democrats had an opportunity to amend the bill and ensure that energy infrastructure would not be banned in this area of the river, however Democrats stood in lock-step with their party leaders to pass this bill, despite the economic impact it would have on the Taunton River community .

Fox News Channel covered this controversy, explaining how Democrats continue to play politics with America’s looming energy crisis by attempting to designate an industrial river as “wild and scenic”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27SDvOBbPrQ

 

Americans, in poll after poll, say they want Congress to increase the supply of American energy. House Democrats ignored their constituents and the American people as a whole when they decided that building a natural gas facility to decrease energy costs and create jobs was less important than adhering to the extremist ideology of Democrat leaders in Washington, even at the expense of families.