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Bush Advisors: Don’t Take the President Literally on his Vow to Reduce Mideast Oil Imports

Feb 2, 2006
One day after Bush pledged to reduce Middle East oil imports 75% by 2025, his energy secretary and national economic advisor tell reporters that the president misspoke. Their clarification is a bit confusing. | Read on to figure it out.Regardless, Reuters is reporting that Bush's energy "plan" (skepticism ours) will not meaningfully reduce our dependence on foreign crude. | story

Senate Dems Block Arctic Refuge Drilling

Dec 21, 2005
The threat of a filibuster holds up as Republicans fail to get enough votes to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling Sen Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) tried to force the measure through Congress as part of a must-have defense spending bill See our coverage to find out what was at stake: Rep Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) filed a report after the House passed the measure earlier this week See the related story by Robert Collier and the photo essay by Deddeda Stemler to learn more.