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LCV Statement on National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or kate_geller@lcv.org May 22, 2010  

WASHINGTON – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement on President Obama’s National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling:

“We strongly applaud the selection of these bipartisan leaders to chair this critically important commission.  Both of them have been leaders in environmental protection efforts for decades, and they have also demonstrated the ability to lead public service challenges in a very constructive way.

 As a Senator, Mr. Graham, who earned a lifetime LCV score of 81 percent, was a consistent supporter of environmental measures, including efforts to protect our coasts.  As head of the EPA and in his subsequent role as an advisor to both businesses and environmental non-governmental organizations, Mr. Reilly has demonstrated a long-term commitment to environmental measures.  We look forward to working closely with them on this very important issue in the months ahead.”

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