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Thursday, August 14, 2008

American Energy Freedom Day



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Hensarling/DeMint Announce Effort to Protect American Energy Freedom Day

July 31, 2008 - Washington D.C. - Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, and Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), Chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, today announced a bicameral effort to protect American Energy Freedom Day on October 1, 2008. On that day, the current prohibitions on energy leasing on most of the Outer Continental Shelf and on oil shale leasing on federal lands will expire – unless the Democrat controlled Congress proactively acts to extend them.

Hensarling and DeMint are circulating letters to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Harry Reid on behalf of the millions of Americans currently feeling pain at the gas pump and seeking to increase production of American energy.

“It is our hope that Democrats and Republicans will stand together to support American Energy Freedom Day on October 1, 2008. On this day, the current prohibitions on oil and gas exploration off the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and in the oil-shale fields of the West will expire, giving Americans the freedom to access their own energy and providing them with relief from sky-high prices at the pump,” reads the letters. “We strongly encourage you to allow the expiration of these prohibitions on American energy exploration and production, as scheduled under current law, and we will actively oppose any attempt to extend them. Now is not the time to deny Americans access to their own energy supply.”



On October 1, 2008, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2008 (Public Law 110-161), prohibitions on energy exploration will expire, immediately making vast amounts of American petroleum and natural gas available for leasing activities, to the benefit of all Americans currently coping with high energy costs. Estimates from the Minerals Management Service and the Bureau of Land Management indicate that there are upwards of 18 billion barrels of recoverable crude oil on the currently off-limit areas of the Outer Continental Shelf, as well as more than 55 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Estimates of American oil shale vary widely but range from hundreds of billions of barrels to trillions of barrels of oil.

“On October 1st, the bans on offshore drilling and oil shale recovery will end, enabling us to finally be able to develop more American energy – unless Democrats actively prohibit exploration.” said Congressman Hensarling. “Utilizing these sources of American energy is needed to lower gas prices and to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. I hope that Speaker Pelosi and Democrats in the House and Senate recognize the pain Americans are feeling and will not actively enact legislation to block the development of American Energy.”

“October 1st is going to be a great day for all Americans, because our nation will finally be able access our energy resources and bring down prices at the pump," said Senator Jim DeMint. “For over 25 years, Democrats have denied Americans the freedom to access their own energy, making our nation more and more dependent on foreign oil. Now is the time for Democrats to step aside and allow Americans to access their own energy supply. We must protect American Energy Freedom Day, and allow the prohibitions on American energy exploration to expire so we can reduce energy costs for all Americans.”
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Congressional leaders will likely try to sneak an extension into supposedly "must-pass" last-minute spending legislation. Having a strong show of force from the supporters of increased American energy production well in advance of this expected action is vital to the success of the showdown that may be on the horizon.
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Contact your Member of Congress today and urge him or her to sign the letter being circulated by Congressmen Hensarling and Shadegg ASAP. They plan to send the letter to Pelosi and Hoyer by the end of next week, so time is of the essence.

The full text of the letter is attached below:

Dear Madame Speaker and Mr. Leader,

It is our hope that all Democrats and all Republicans can stand together to celebrate American Energy Freedom Day on October 1, 2008. On that day, the current prohibitions on oil and gas leasing on most of the Outer Continental Shelf and on oil shale leasing on federal lands will expire, unless Congress acts to extend them. We strongly encourage you to allow the expiration of these prohibitions on American energy exploration and production, as scheduled under current law, and will actively oppose any attempt to extend them.

When these prohibitions expire on October 1, 2008, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2008 (Public Law 110-161), all Americans will benefit, for vast amounts of American petroleum and natural gas will immediately become available for leasing activities. Estimates from the Minerals Management Service and the Bureau of Land Management indicate that there are upwards of 18 billion barrels of recoverable crude oil on the currently off-limit areas of the Outer Continental Shelf, as well as more than 55 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Estimates of American oil shale vary widely but range from the hundreds of billions of barrels to trillions of barrels of oil.

Those hardest hit by the high prices at the pump are Americans who don’t have the wiggle-room in their budgets for this tremendous increase to their cost of living. For example, Americans in rural areas and out West often must drive great distances to get to work; public transportation isn’t an option. Most Americans cannot afford the newest hybrid vehicles, and many people depend on less efficient trucks, vans, and SUVs for their livelihoods.

Taking advantage of American resources will increase the worldwide supply of petroleum and bring down prices at the pump. The very access to these resources will send powerful price-reduction signals to the futures markets, providing immediate relief.

We therefore urge you not to schedule any legislation that would extend the prohibitions on leasing on the Outer Continental Shelf and in the American interior for oil shale. Should any legislation extending these prohibitions be sent to President Bush’s desk, we would vigorously encourage the President to veto.

Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to celebrating with you a victory for the American people on American Energy Freedom Day.

Yours Respectfully,


Rep. Jeb Hensarling
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Dear Senators Reid and McConnell,

It is our hope that Democrats and Republicans will stand together to support American Energy Freedom Day on October 1, 2008. On this day, the current prohibitions on oil and gas exploration off the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and in the oil-shale fields of the West will expire, giving Americans the freedom to access their own energy and providing them with relief from sky-high prices at the pump.

We strongly encourage you to allow the expiration of these prohibitions on American energy exploration and production, as scheduled under current law, and we will actively oppose any attempt to extend them. Now is not the time to deny Americans access to their own energy supply.

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to working with you to ensure a victory for the American people on American Energy Freedom Day.

Sen Jim DeMint