House Strikes ANWR Language from Budget Bill


Amazing. The US House has dropped Oil Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from the budget bill. This is like watching a neck and neck superbowl in overtime. Nothing is quite set in stone yet, so I’ll mention it one more time – watch the video “Drawing the Line” which makes an economic argument against opening the refuge and please pass it on to as many people as you can, especially your elected reps!

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Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

3 responses

  1. Let’s not hold our breath until it comes out of committee.
    We’d apparently save more oil by raising our fuel standards by a third of a mile per gallon than we’d ever get out of ANWR. It is ridiculous to hit this place up before exhausting other much more practical and positive options. There are few places on earth like ANWR left and still plenty of better ways to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
    Remember–energy starts with every one of us. One purchase at a time. From flashlights (solar) to vehicles (biodiesel, natural gas, what have you) to powering your home (wind, solar…).
    An energy independent America is a better America.
    Screw Chicken Little. Turn the page to The Little Engine That Could!

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