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2008-09-18 06:00:38

By Peter Blake Democrats have long demanded "energy independence" and simultaneously voted against drilling offshore and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge without a pang of either conscience or consistency. Their passage late Tuesday of a House bill that would allow exploration 50 to 100 miles off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts - but not closer in, nor in the Gulf of Mexico, where the known oil is - was an eyewash measure designed only to appease unhappy motor- voters. It stands...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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