Will the boom in natural gas drilling contaminate America’s water supply?
In a press release issued after his objection, Senator Inhofe offered the following statement:
“I’ve been clear from the beginning of the Gulf tragedy: BP as the responsible party should pay for the cleanup, whatever the costs,” Senator Inhofe said. “As for the question of liability limits under the Oil Pollution Act, they are too low and need to be raised. But we need to be thoughtful in deciding the appropriate limits. As numerous experts have testified, the Menendez bill gives a huge economic advantage to BP and state-owned oil companies, such as China’s National Offshore Oil Corporation, as it would push smaller independent producers out of the Gulf. That means fewer jobs for Americans and more dependence on foreign oil. Surely we can devise a balanced approach that holds oil companies accountable without putting jobs and America’s energy security at risk.”
I wonder why that is?
Let’s see shall we?
James M. Inhofe has accepted $311,800 in oil contributions during the 110th congress. $160,800 of those dollars were from industry PACS. In total, Inhofe received $662,506 from oil companies between 2000 and 2008, which makes him a top recipient of oil money. In addition to oil, Inhofe has received $152,800 in coal contributions during the 110th Congress. $94,500 of those dollars were from industry PACS.
Over his career he has received nearly $1.3 million from the oil and gas industries.
“Global warming is still considered to be a theory and has not come close to being sufficiently proven,”
James M. Inhofe has voted in favor of big oil companies on 100% of important oil-related bills from 2005-2007, according to Oil Change International. These bills include Iraq war funding, climate change studies, clean energy, and emissions.
In fact when it comes to asking hard questions of BP executives about the Deepwater Horizon (continuing) disaster, which Senators do you expect to throw softballs and which hardballs?
The Tango’s ability to maneuver through traffic is second to none. Being 5″ narrower than many motorcycles, it can get through traffic like no other car in history. Where lane splitting is permitted (i.e., driving between lanes of stopped or slow-moving traffic), the advantage can be staggering. In extremely heavy traffic, a Tango or motorcycle can travel in 20 seconds the distance that cars travel in 20 minutes.
The Tango can fit in a 6-foot half-lane with more clearance than a truck has in a full 12-foot freeway lane. This virtual doubling of lane capacity can make the traffic jam a fading memory. It can also park perpendicularly to the curb like a motorcycle, allowing up to four Tangos in one parallel parking space.
With over 1,000 ft-lbs of torque starting at zero rpm and a 600 kW (805 hp) motor controller, the Tango accelerates from 0-60 mph in under four seconds, finishes the standing 1/4 mile in about 12 seconds at over 100 mph, and can reach over 130 mph with no gear shifting.
Don’t let the size of the Tango fool you . . . while it may appear small its FIA-certified roll cage is actually the structure required for race cars traveling over 200mph. It has 4 times more side protection bars, for example, than the largest SUV. Its 4-point harnesses, low center of gravity, and weight (comparable to a midsize sedan) combine to make the Tango extremely safe. With 2,000 lbs under the floor (mostly batteries), it is ballasted to achieve the rollover threshold of a sports car.