Rep. Young's Energy Speech Surpasses 2 Million Views on YouTube
2 Million! Alaskan Congressman Don Young's now famous floor speech urging the production of American energy and the opening of the 10-02 area in the northern plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has surpassed the 2 million views mark on YouTube! Signaling the interest and the will of the people to produce domestically, this impromptu floor speech delivered by Congressman Young in July 2008, has been posted and reposted all over the internet and sparked many phone calls to our office from all over the country thanking the Congressman for his words.
Today's national average for a gallon of regular gas is $3.984 and today's Alaskan average is $4.304. Currently we are importing two-thirds of our oil from other countries, including some very hostile to the United States. This afternoon, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 1231, which will reverse the Administration's moratorium on new offshore drilling.