WASHINGTON - In response to the Obama administration’s announcement on offshore drilling, LCV President Gene Karpinski today released the following statement:
“In sharp contrast with the administration’s ongoing commitment and leadership on clean energy, today’s announcement is highly disappointing.
“As the president himself has said on numerous occasions, the nation that leads in the creation of a clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the 21st century’s global economy. Yet opening our coastlines for additional offshore drilling will continue the failed energy policies of the past and do nothing to create the new clean energy jobs of the future.
“We urge President Obama to continue working with the Senate to pass a comprehensive clean energy and climate bill that truly makes American more energy independent by building a clean energy economy and curbing harmful carbon pollution.”