House Republicans Delayed Energy Modernization and the
Lights Went Out
D.C. - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following
statement on the power blackout:
long known that the energy transmission system in this country was
over burdened and becoming less reliable. Time and time again House
Democrats have proposed modernizing the transmission system and
making it more reliable and Republicans blocked each attempt.
President Bush and Tom DeLay put the interests of the energy
companies before the interests of the American people by insisting
we drill in ANWR and other environmentally sensitive areas rather
than modernize our energy system.
Coast energy crisis was a wake-up call on energy modernization,
the blackout is a blaring siren. President Bush should call on Republicans
to work with House Democrats to modernize our transition system.
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