Do what we want, or we'll sue. Going back to at least when Algore lost the 2000 elections, the Democrat mantra has been "agree with me, or I'll sue your ass."
Now they're after OPEC.
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Tuesday allowing the Justice Department to sue OPEC members for limiting oil supplies and working together to set crude prices....In addition to completely ignoring the concept of supply and demand, this measure shows just how out of touch with reality the libbys are.
You want to lower oil and gas prices? The answer is easy. For starters:
- allow us to harvest the oil and gas that can be found within our own boundaries;
- stop the ridiculous ethanol subsidies that do nothing but create an inferior product that gets worse gas mileage than traditional gas and costs more;
- allow us to build more refineries;
- get rid of the insanity of letting the individual states determine what variety of gas they sell. I recall seeing that there are a few dozen different blends of gasoline that different states mandate.
All of this presupposes that we tell the eco-nazis to kiss off. We can mine oil and gas safely with today's technologies - for example, did you know that over 1000 oil wells were completely destroyed during Katrina - yet not a single one released any pollutants into the environment? Do these things and we become energy independent. Throw some nuclear plants into the mix and viola - you have a country that is not dependent on foreign governments for its energy needs.
Or you can do what the idiots in Congress have done and sue 'em. Let's see how far that gets us.