Senator Jim DeMint’s office reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is trying to sneak an extension of the oil shale ban into legislation under cover of the bailout frenzy.
Sec 1602 continues ban on oil shale. The language follows:
SEC. 1602. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, including section 152 of division A of H.R. 2638 (110th Congress), the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009, the terms and conditions contained in section 433 of division F of Public Law 110–161 shall remain in effect for the 19 fiscal year ending September 30, 2009.
Newsflash Harry, whether you like it or not this country runs on oil… Not tapping into our domestic reserves is plain dumb!
Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin