Thursday, August 11, 2005

Arctic National Wildlife Reserve & Reparations

CBC Chair Mel Watt
Should the Congressional Black Caucus offer an amendment to the budget bill containing the ANWR drilling provision that would call for turning over the proposed drilling lands to blacks as a reparation for slavery?

Mainstream environmental groups will probably be more interested in helping the caribou than helping blacks, but should the CBC seek their assistance in supporting such a proposal? The oil companies want to get to the oil to service the American appetite, but the vote could be very close. The CBC could tilt the balance one way or the other.

The vote will be coming up in September when Congress returns from its summer recess. What do you think? Also see post below on ANWR.

More on Reparations

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