Look, I think Wayne Allard is a putz… an admittedly quick assessment based on limited info.
But he got this one right:
May 1st, 2008 – Washington, D.C.  – U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard (R-Colo.) joined New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici, the Republican leader of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and other Republican Senators to announce the introduction of the American Energy Production Act of 2008. The bill will address America’s soaring gas prices by focusing on common sense measures that will increase production of oil and gas in America.
Allard specifically addressed the critical issue regarding the needed development of oil shale in Colorado as an important piece of addressing the energy supply shortages facing the country.
“North America’s 3.7 trillion barrel resource of unconventional fuels exceeds by nearly 40% the entire world’s known remaining conventional oil supplies,” said Allard. “U.S. oil shale resources alone exceed 2 trillion barrels of potential supply. There are companies that are ready to start producing oil from shale this year. We in Congress should not be preventing this kind of progress.
Of course the Democrat run Senate voted it down. Kinda makes you wonder whose side the Senate Democrats are on, doesn’t it?