Another Round-Up For A Buisy Week
"The candidate with the most votes will receive a fundraiser with Governor Mark Warner." (source)
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California Chronicle: McNerney Calls House Approval of Bill to Drill Off California's Coast 'Reckless' and 'Short-Sighted' (source)
DFA/Blog For America: Jerry McNerney Won! On to Congress! (source)
SNTP: Help McNerney Today (source)
Pombo's Drilling Adventure
"The House voted Thursday to end a quarter-century offshore drilling ban and allow energy companies to tap natural gas and oil beneath waters from New England to Alaska.
Opponents of the federal ban argued that the nation needed to move closer to energy independence and insisted the gas and oil could be taken without threatening the environment and coastal beaches. They said a state choosing to keep the moratorium could do so.
The measure was approved, 232-187.
But the bill’s prospects in the Senate were uncertain, where many senators strongly oppose a lifting of the moratorium.
Many lawmakers fear that energy development could despoil coastal beaches, should there be a spill, and threatens the multibillion-dollar recreation and tourist economies of states where offshore energy development has been barred since the early 1980s." (source)
Assosciated Press: Pombo's drilling plan passes House (source)
Mercury News: More drilling on our coast won't help U.S. kick oil habit (source)
Lodi News-Sentinel: Galt residents to protest Pombo, big-oil interestsGalt residents to protest Pombo, big-oil interests (source)
AFP: Environmental fury over US bill to expand oil and gas drilling (source)
Around The Blogosphere
"According to Pombo, "There is no evidence of man-made global warming."(1)Pombo is being challenged by DFA member Jerry McNerney. Jerry just won DFA's Grassroots All-Star competition and now he needs your help to meet a crucial reporting deadline on Friday.
You can send a strong signal to Pombo and other head-in-the-sand Republicans by supporting Jerry today:
Handpicked by Tom DeLay to Chair the House Resources Committee, Pombo has been named one of the 13 "Most Corrupt" members of Congress(2) and the League of Conservation Voters placed him on their "Dirty Dozen."(3) Pombo has voted repeatedly to undermine environment safeguards. Last year, the New York Times called his bill to give away public lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and mining industries a "sleazy piece of work."(4)" (source)
DWT: DIRTY DICK POMBO GOES TO THE MAT FOR BIG OIL AND A FEW FAKE DEMS RUSH TO HIS ASSISTANCE (source)
DailyKos: Things that go 'POMBO' in the Night (source)
DailyKos: California Screaming - Pombo is DONE! (source)
Pombo Tracker: Pombo: a legacy of corruption (source)
Caliics: Victory: Governor's Campaign Fined (source)
PPF: Feingold Announces Phil Angelides as Newest "Progressive Patriot" (source)