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Re: Re: E-M:/ Michigan Reps vote on Bush energy plan



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Enviro-Mich message from Murphwild1@aol.com
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Not to diminish your well articulated points David, but one does not have to 
be a Ph.D to figure this one out.  

The moral of this story is that the DEMS are going to get $$$$$$$$$$$$  from 
Labor, not enviromentalists, to get re-elected.   

Another sick component to this is the constituents (from soccer moms to 
actual enviros) who could vote these politicians out of office, are all 
driving SUV's.  

murraydailey



You would think that at least one Michigan Democrat could have followed the 
lead of  Rep. Vern Ehlers, a Ph.D. Physicist who probably understands the 
technical issues as well or better than anybody in the House and voted FOR 
this measure.



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Enviro-Mich message from David Wright <wrightd@voyager.net>
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You would think that one Michigan Democrat could argue that after the 
Federal Government had funneled hundreds of millions of dollars of federal 
research into the American Auto Industry to develop technology to raise the 
fuel economy of a mid-sized car to 80 mpg, that maybe just some of that 
could be applied to get SUVs to 27 mpg.

You would think that after Michigan's auto industry went to great lengths 
to demonstrate their 80 mpg prototypes in Washington and Detroit this past 
year, that Michigan's Democrats might think that maybe, just maybe, Detroit 
could do a little better than around 20 mpg for trucks and 27 for cars.

You would think that after Ford and GM went to battle over fuel economy 
committing to a 25% improvement in truck and SUV vehicle economy, that one 
Michigan Democrat might think that Detroit could be asked to squeeze just a 
bit more out of their products.

You would think that at least one Michigan Democrat could have followed the 
lead of  Rep. Vern Ehlers, a Ph.D. Physicist who probably understands the 
technical issues as well or better than anybody in the House and voted FOR 
this measure.

You would think that at least one Michigan Democratic House Member would 
have had the intestinal fortitude to support a realistic conservation 
effort from the Auto Industry.

Sadly, when it comes to conservation and the automotive industry, as Ralph 
Nader pointed out during the last campaign -- and as this vote demonstrates 
-- there is no political or philosophical difference between a Michigan 
Democrat or a Michigan Republican, unless your name is Vern Ehlers.

Thank you Rep. Ehlers.  Have you ever considered the Green Party?




At 12:02 PM 8/3/01 -0400, you wrote:
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>Enviro-Mich message from Murphwild1@aol.com
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>Vicki,
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>Can this be true??
>
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>Murray Dailey
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>Representatives Barcia, Bonior, Camp, Conyers, Dingell, Hoekstra, Kildee,
>Kilpatrick, Knollenberg, Levin, Rivers, Rogers, Smith, Stupak, and Upton
>opposed increasing fuel efficiency standards for cars and sport utility
>vehicles, while Representative Ehlers supported stronger fuel efficiency
>standards -- the only significant conservation measure proposed for the bill.
>


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