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Rehberg Logic: The Best Way to Prevent Domestic Oil Spills is to Keep Them Domestic

Your Representative, hard at work today:

Unfortunately, many have decided to use this spill as an excuse to cut back our domestic energy production.  That merely shifts energy production to foreign shores of the Middle East, Russia and Venezuela.  No one wants a repeat of what happened in the Gulf, and the best chance of succeeding in that goal is to keep the energy production right here at home, where the will to protect the environment meets the technological ability to make it happen.”

Not to nitpick, but presumably, if the technological ability to prevent spills existed, the Gulf accident wouldn’t have happened.

Keep shilling for the oil industry, Dennis. After all, they certainly spill a fair amount of cash your way every year.

If you appreciate an independent voice holding Montana politicians accountable and informing voters, and you can throw a few dollars a month our way, we would certainly appreciate it.

About the author

Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.


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