What: All Issues : Corporate Subsidies : H.R. 6. Energy Plan/Passage of a Bill to Provide Tax Breaks to Energy Companies and Allow Oil Drilling in the Pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (2003 house Roll Call 145)
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H.R. 6. Energy Plan/Passage of a Bill to Provide Tax Breaks to Energy Companies and Allow Oil Drilling in the Pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
house Roll Call 145     Apr 11, 2003
Progressive Position:
Nay
Progressive Result:
Loss
Qualifies as polarizing?
Yes
Is this vote crucial?
Yes

The subject of this vote was final passage of energy legislation that would overhaul the nation's energy policies. Specifically, the bill would restructure the electricity-production system, allow oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), and provide $18.7 billion in tax breaks for energy-producing companies. Progressives opposed final passage of the energy plan because of its emphasis on fossil fuel rather than renewable energy production. Moreover, the plan would allow oil-companies to drill in Alaska's ANWR, a pristine wildlife sanctuary, which had definite potential to cause environmental degradation as a result of the drilling operations. The energy plan was adopted on a 247-175 vote in favor of the legislation.

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