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League of Conservation Voters Urges Congress To Protect America's Coastlines

Contact: Kristin Lee or Chuck Porcari, (202) 785-8683 or December 4, 2006  

WASHINGTON, DC – League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement in light of House consideration of Senate-passed offshore drilling legislation, which would open up over 8 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico to drilling.


“Did the GOP Leadership learn nothing from the recent elections?  The American people voted resoundingly for change and a new direction on energy – not for the failed energy policies of the past. 


The League of Conservation Voters urges Members of Congress to support the wishes of the American public by voting against this unnecessary parting gift to Big Oil.


We look forward to working with the 110th Congress -- starting with the repeal of tax subsidies for oil companies already swimming in profits -- to begin making choices that will lead this country to a clean energy future."




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