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July 31, 2006 firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON, DC - League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Legislative Director Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement as the Senate voted for cloture on an offshore drilling bill, paving the way for it to clear the full body later this week:
"At a time when Congress should be helping America create a whole new economy by pursuing faster, cheaper and cleaner solutions to our energy needs, it is absurd we are still talking about threatening our shores,” said LCV Legislative Director Tiernan Sittenfeld. “It is far past time for Congress to support simple steps like making cars and trucks go further on a gallon of gasoline and increasing our use of renewable energy.
With over eighty percent of offshore oil and gas resources already open to drilling, and oil companies making record profits while still holding more than 4,000 untapped leases in the Gulf of Mexico, today’s vote makes even less sense.”