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LCV: Forget ill-Advised Offshore Drilling Schemes and Start Investing in Renewable Energy Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kristin Lee or Chuck Porcari, (202) 785-8683 or kristin_lee@lcv.org December 5, 2006  

WASHINGTON, DC - League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Legislative Director Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement after legislation which would have opened up over 8 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico to drilling was pulled from the House suspension calendar, due to an inadequate number of votes for passage:

"This backward looking legislation should never again see the light of day. A month after America voted for a clean energy future, it's time to put an end to the days of kowtowing to the oil industry.

 

Fortunately, the 110th Congress is set to begin charting a new course on energy policy, starting with the repeal of taxpayer subsidies to Big Oil during the first 100 legislative hours."

 

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