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McCain Embracing Outdated Energy Policy

Contact: Joshua McNeil, (202) 785-8683 or June 17, 2008  

WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters responded today to the twisted logic behind Senator John McCain’s press availability, during which he called for more drilling in coastal waters while, in the same breath, calling for renewable energy sources to reduce global warming pollution.

“Just mentioning the words ‘renewable energy’ doesn’t hide the fact that Senator McCain is now embracing the outdated energy policies of the past,”  LCV President Gene Karpinski said.   “If Senator McCain is serious about ending our addiction to oil and helping working families with inefficient cars, why has he voted against or missed every fuel efficiency bill since 1990?  Drilling in protected areas offshore won’t solve our energy needs in the short term and in the long term, will increase the threat of global warming.  We need to break our addiction to oil — not look for another fix.”  

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