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LCV Statement on Passage of "Oil Above All" Bills in U.S. House

Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or May 12, 2011  

WASHINGTON – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement on the passage of legislation in the U.S. House to expand offshore drilling:

“In just one week Republican leaders in the House forced passage of three irresponsible pieces of legislation to achieve the next phase of their ‘oil above all’ strategy: expanding and expediting dangerous offshore drilling that puts our economy and our environment at risk. We call on Senators to reject this blatant attempt to further Big Oil’s record profits and instead work to eliminate the billions in unnecessary subsidies that allow oil companies to profit off consumers twice: once at the pump and again from our federal taxes.”

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