WASHINGTON, DC - In response to Senator McCain's speech at the Fermi nuclear facility in Monroe, Michigan, League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:
"It's appropriate that Senator McCain speaks today at the site of nuclear meltdown. He supports billions in subsidies to Big Oil and the nuclear industry. That kind of thinking by George Bush has led to today's energy crisis and four more years can only lead to a total meltdown of America's energy policy."
"Instead of billions for new nuclear plants with no plan in sight to deal with dangerous nuclear waste, America should invest in clean, renewable energy sources that will create millions of American jobs. That's why Barack Obama's plan calls for $150 billion for renewable energy development."