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LCV Slams House for Massive Giveaway to Big Oil

Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or

February 17, 2012  

WASHINGTON – League of Conservation Voters Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement on the passage of transportation legislation today in the U.S. House:

"The House Republican leadership has once again demonstrated that its approach to our nation's energy problems is 'oil above all.' Instead of pursing common-sense transportation solutions that create new jobs, save consumers money and reduce harmful pollution, Big Oil's congressional allies are putting oil industry profits ahead of the public interest.

We applaud the Obama administration -- as well as those members from both parties who voted 'no' -- for opposing the first bill in a legislative package that is nothing more than a massive giveaway to Big Oil."

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