House RepubOILcans say no to lower oil prices
This was a real solution that would turn idle assets sitting on the Oil companies spreadsheets into oil producing assets. It would have kept domestic oil home, it would have had a positive impact on oil supplies in a relatively short time as the oil is already known to exist on these lands, leases exist and in some cases test wells have already been drilled.
This bill failed as the vast majority of RepubOILcans showed their true motives by voting against this bill. It is now clear their mantra of "drill drill drill" means, give more assets to the oil companies but not actually produce any oil.
68 million acres are available for drilling now and the oil companies are choosing not to drill. This bill would have had much faster results in forcing drilling where oil is already known to exist, rather then sepculating in unknown areas as the RepOILcans want.
Once again the Democrats in Congress offered real solutions that will effect all Americans, while the RepubOILcans want gimmicks that only seek to increase the wealth of the Oil men.