Senate Majority Project

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Hurricane Ted Aims For Louisiana

Stevens Holds Katrina Victims Hostage to ANWR

According to Congressional Quarterly, Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK), realizing moderates in his party have slowly come to their senses about drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), has now held the Hurricane Relief package hostage by adding ANWR language to it.

Sounding like a man whose perspective is slipping, Stevens said, “It’s going to be awfully hard to vote against [hurricane aid],” Stevens said. “If it’s in there, maybe people will vote with me on ANWR.”

It doesn’t stop there

Stevens has also threatened to hold up the Defense Appropriations measure on this issue as well, stating that bill could also be a vehicle to push ANWR drilling.

Maybe if he doesn’t get his way this time he actually will quit.