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11/3/2005
SPECIAL REPORT: Senate to vote on oil exports; call now

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has issued an urgent, National Call to Action to stop U.S. oil from being exported.

Sometime on Thursday, Nov. 3, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on an amendment to the budget reconciliation bill offered by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-OR, and Sen. Jim Talent, R-MO. This amendment will assure that oil and gas produced in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - ANWR - will be used exclusively to reduce U.S. dependence on fossil fuel and to lessen our dependence on foreign sources.

The Wyden-Talent amendment prohibits the export of oil and natural gas produced in ANWR.

The Association has asked its members and all truckers in America to call both of their U.S. Senators as early as possible on Thursday to ask them to support the Wyden-Talent Amendment.

You can reach every Senator via the U.S. Capital switchboard at (202) 224-3121. You can also find contact information for your U.S. Senators at senate.gov or you can call the OOIDA Membership Department at 1-800-444-5791 and they will be happy to look up the information for you.

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