Why Are Democrats Against Building More Refineries?

Democrats voted against the refinery bill.

(Refinery Permit Process Schedule Act, H.R. 5254)

99% of Republicans supported it and 92% of Democrats opposed it.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h109...

http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/legislative/sap/109-...

H.R. 5254 - Refinery Permit Process Schedule Act

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  • Rick K
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    More refineries are critical, for the short term. The price of gasoline is hurting the economy, and especially hurting the poor.

    Yes, let's develop alternative energy sources, especially hydro electric.

    But let's start building nuclear power plants again, too! Millions of people are sickened and die every year from the pollution created by coal burning power plants. But not a single American has ever been killed by a nuclear power plant. Not one! You could look it up.

    Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest form of energy currently available. Let's use it!

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  • 3 years ago

    The warning indications that we would be in hardship with our gas furnish have been there for a protracted time. as a procedures back because of the fact the Carter administration as quickly as we've been on the mercy of OPEC and had the gas scarcity we ought to consistently have began drilling our own oil fields and on the comparable time start up arising commerce fuels. We did neither and now we are in hardship,all and sundry needs commerce fuels yet we don't have something waiting to take the situation of gas.The politicians the two Dems. and Repubs. have been lining their wallet with money not in basic terms from enormous oil yet from agencies like G.E. Now if we ought to consistently not use tax money to help construct refineries and that i don't think of we ought to consistently then ought to we use tax money to subsidize commerce fuels.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Today's Democrat Party, is resolved to do / commit what ever to damage the security / integrity / honor of the U.S./A. !!

    Think not ?? What positive agenda subject has the current Democrat Congress committed to which enforces the American Independence from Foreign Influences, not only petroleum, but from foreign political influences !!!

    Any one ???

    To hinder the construction of new petro - chem plants / refineries, hinder the drilling for additional oil availabilities, even hindering the exploration for additional petroleum reserves, AND THEIR RAISING TAX'S AGENDAS, THERE BY HINDERING, IF NOT STOPPING, ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESOURCES RESEARCH, can provide no other / no alternative conclusion except that the current "HI-JACKERS" of the Democrat Party, are bent upon the destruction of our American Way Of Life !!!!!!!

    READ IT AND WEEP!!!!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    in the info you refer to it doesnt cover enough info it seems like an attempt to build more refineries on gov. land and to by pass any new or proposed legislation to improve environmental standards of refineries ,thats the way this administration works so it makes it suspect is there any more info on the proposal please refer im interested

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    its the oil companies that dont want to upgrade the refineries that they have now, make them safer or invest any more money into them!!

    as long as we look for alternative fuels there is no hurry for them to upgrade!!!!

    they are happy with the way things are right now, how they can manipulate the market anyway they please, they own us!!!

    look at what happened in Nigeria when the British, French, U.S.A oil companies had free reign to pump and drill as they please with no regulations or concern for the envirement or the occupants of the land!!!

    now the Chineese are coming in to clean up the mess we made and respect the villagers and do it right!!!

    imagine that!!!

    Source(s): me! National Geographic!!!
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I am all for developing a home-oil refinery that produces the grade fuels you need from wholesale crude..someday you should be able to get the washer-machine size refinery at a Wal-Mart..and produce your own..with the proper regulations ..of course

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>back to reality

    obstructionist behavior...nothing more than pandering to fringe whackos that comprise that rainbow of dysfunction they balance

    it makes them feel like they rule something..making alaska a federal domain was the first mistake..it should be a resource..just like every housing project they get built

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Democrats don't seem to notice that the American people have no interest in alternate fuel. They want something that will work in the cars that they already own. Democrats are more interested in the welfare of the polar bear and the spotted owl than they are in human beings. We have enough oil available under US soil to take care of our needs for decades, but the environmentalist nuts block every effort to get it out of the ground.

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  • 1 decade ago

    They want what isn't there and not willing to get>So like the first guy said> No more oil> But alt fuel>What Alt fuel is ready to get and use> Perfect answer from a DEM there isn't any? So do nothing>But complain>& Stop everything that works>

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  • cgi
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Democrats cater to the environmental wackos who don't want more refineries. Environmentalists want to return the earth to the stone age. They pay the democrats a lot of money.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This is a very touchy subject. Concidering the amount of surpluss money the USA has.

    This should show you why and how this is being handled...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VwSWCx3ESE

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