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Has Rep. Jeff Miller Flip-Flopped on Offshore Oil Drilling?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chuck Porcari, (202) 785-8683; Mark Sokolove, (202) 785-8683 June 16, 2005  


WASHINGTON - As the Senate debates coastal drilling as part of a national energy bill, The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) today called on Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) to clarify his position on offshore oil drilling in Florida after his apparent flip-flop on the issue.  Rep. Miller's support of the House Energy bill (H.R. 6), which weakens Florida's safeguards against new drilling, contradicts his public statements opposing this exact same measure.


"Is he for or against it? Where exactly does Congressman Miller stand on the critical issue of offshore oil and natural gas drilling in Florida.  On one hand he says he is against it, while on the other he supports a deeply flawed energy bill that could pave the way for drilling off Florida's coast,"  said LCV President Deb Callahan.  "Rep. Miller needs to clear up his position on an issue of major concern to 18 million Floridians. Does he side with big oil or with the interests of the Sunshine State?"


Attached is a fact sheet outlining Rep. Miller's flip-flopping on offshore oil drilling.

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