GOP Blocks DRILL Bill

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    can someone from the obstructionist republican party explain why their representatives voted against the Drill Responsibly in Leased Lands bill?

     
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    Again, I do so wish we had the text of these leases, but they are leases after all,

    One presumes that means they purchased the right to drill (or not, as they choose) for a given period of time.
     
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    The Associated Press: Getting lease for oil drilling is just the start
     
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    So why should they be given or sold new leases when they haven't yet drilled in what they already have leased?

    And why... which was the crux of my TO, did the GOP vote against forcing the oil companies to drill on the lands they have already leased?

    Should we lease them all of our lands and then let them pick and choose which ones to drill on and when?
     
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    I got a better question for ya. Why are democrats suddenly trying to encourage drilling?
     
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    feel free to start your own thread asking that very question...

    but since this is my thread...

    answer my question...

    can you or is thread derailment your only course of action here?
     
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    Political expedience.
     
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    This bill probably prevents new leases from being offered.
    Democrats are trying to destroy the middle-class.
     
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    Why did the GOP vote against it? They probably don't believe in forcing business to perform to the satisfaction of the population, for one thing. And they are heavily funded by oil lobbyists, so they'd rather not cross them.

    I don't think they should be given new leases, and of course they would like to own the mineral rights to the entire country.

    What I'd like to know is if the oil companies can figure out the feasibility of drilling or not, why can't the government?
     
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    What do you mean "feasibility of drilling" ?
     

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