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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
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.