Saturday, September 21, 2013

Ryan, Sensenbrenner, Petri, Duffy and Ribble vote to dump environmental rules and limit lawsuits to mine anything and everything in West, even sell to economic sanctioned Iran.

Heaven help us if you don’t see any problem with the following mind bending proposal for a mining industry free-for-all. WSJ:
FAST-TRACK MINING PERMITS: Voting 246 for and 178 against, the House on Wednesday passed a bill (HR 761) to ease environmental rules and limit lawsuits in order to quicken agency reviews of applications to mine critical and non-critical minerals on federal lands in the West … the bill would also speed action on permits for sand and gravel mining. The bill would designate mining activities as “infrastructure projects” to make them eligible for fast-tracked government reviews.

A yes vote was to pass the bill. Voting yes: Ryan, Sensenbrenner, Petri, Duffy, Ribble.
It wouldn't be a successful natural resources "liquidation sale" without opening up the market to our enemies:
MINERAL EXPORTS TO CHINA, IRAN: Voting 197 for and 229 against, the House on Wednesday defeated a Democratic bid to prohibit strategic and critical minerals mined as a result of HR 761 (above) from being exported to China, Iran or any country that has violated U.S. economic sanctions against Iran.

A yes vote backed the Democratic motion. Voting no: Ryan, Sensenbrenner, Petri, Duffy, Ribble.
And here I thought they wanted to go to war with Iran.

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