Friday, August 24, 2012

Romney Energy Plan - Let ALEC Members Decide

From Think Progress – You really need to read
the whole thing  >>>>HERE<<<<<

Romney Energy Plan Would Let States and His Oil Donors Drill On Public Lands
By Public Lands Team on Aug 23, 2012 at 5:07 pm
By Jessica Goad
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney today released his energy plan with a speech in New Mexico.  One of the most controversial pieces of the plan would give states control over energy development on federal public lands, a policy that would likely allow energy companies more access to them, allow bypassing of federal public health and environmental safeguards, and decrease certainty for companies and the public.

It is an extreme proposal, especially from a candidate who admitted that he did not know the “purpose of” public lands.  But an analysis of Romney’s top energy advisers, donors, and the ideas of the American Legislative Exchange Council may shed some light on the origins of this proposal.


Romney’s plan to turn over decisions about energy development on federal lands to the states also recalls similar proposals promoted by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a right-wing corporate front group that designs pro-corporate legislation for state legislators and is funded by the likes of Exxon Mobil, Shell, and Koch Industries.

By way of comparison, this year ALEC endorsed legislation in Utah that would turn 30 million acres of federal public lands to the state.  Documents from show that as early as 1995, the group had penned the “Sagebrush Rebellion Act,” a model law “designed to establish a mechanism for the transfer of ownership of unappropriated lands from the federal government to the states.”

The whole thing  >>>>HERE<<<<<

If Romney / ALEC have their way

This is what your national park streams will look like

This is what the fish you will catch in that mountain stream will look like
  And this is who will be running our country if you elect Romney

And they will be meeting at places like this

So you can breath this 

This is another reason why 
EVERY ALEC State legislative member 
and Congressional ALUMNI 

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