Friday, August 12, 2005

Watch for Wilson Trickery on Valle Vidal

Heather Wilson is rumored to be heading into the Valle Vidal this weekend. Undoubtedly she will proclaim what a magnificent site it is and how it must be preserved. Attempting, along the way to trying to enhance her environmental portolio (outside of her district, by the way).

But don't let Heather fool you, this is the same Congresswoman who voted more than twice to permit driling in ANWAR. In fact, saying at one point during the debate on ANWAR, “think of it this way: if all of Alaska were a 2-hour movie, then ANWR … 2,000 acres would be the blink of an eye."

Wilson also voted to expand drilling in Florida's gulf Coast, the California Coast and in our National Parks -- all votes during the summer of 2001.

Don't let Heather fool you.


Blogger Colfax Observer said...

You are right on this, you do have to watch for her trickery. ButI think she will come out of her conservative environmental disguise and say we need to preserve the Valle Vidal. She has too many environmentalists in her district. I don't think she will risk their votes by beign pro drilling on this.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

you can't tell with her, colfax. We'll see. I wish I had been able to hear the discussion between Wilson and Heinrich on that trip...

Good catch on the story, Tom.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Tom Bailey's New Mexico Politics said...

Good comments. It is an interesting thing to watch. As with the Ojito Wilderness in Sandoval county, environmentalists are playing an interesting game. They are working with Republicans to preserve wilderness areas in the state (becasue they need Republican support to get things through congress) knowing that by doing so, they are ultimately boosting Repubulicans' environmental credentials and helping those republicans to get reelected. The downside is that those republicans go on to cast horrible environmental votes on other stuff. So, is the trade-off working?

7:06 AM  

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