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Ros-Lehtinen Voted To Strip Oil Company Subsidies & Re-Direct Them To Alternate Energy Sources

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Ros-Lehtinen Voted To Strip Oil Company Subsidies & Re-Direct Them To Alternate Energy Sources

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a senior Member of the House of Representatives, voted for passage of domestic energy legislation which takes away billions in oil company subsidies and redirects them into finding alternative energy sources. Ros-Lehtinen was 1 of 36 GOP Members to vote against oil companies.

"The Creating Long-term Energy Alternatives for the Nation (CLEAN) Act," was passed by a vote of 264 to 123. The bill also included an important provision that prohibits oil and gas companies from leasing in the Gulf of Mexico unless they renegotiate their royalty agreements.

Said Ros-Lehtinen, "Passage of this legislation is a step in the right direction to reducing our dependence on foreign oil by promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy resources. It is high time we undertake this effort.

I am also very pleased with a provision to deter oil and gas companies from drilling off the coast of Florida. As an ardent advocate against drilling off our treasured coasts, I welcome all forms of protection to ensure that our waters are sheltered from the environmental and economical dangers associated with oil and gas drilling."

http://www.house.gov/list/press/fl18_ros-lehtinen/OilCompany.html

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