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LCV Statement on Trump’s Expected Offshore Drilling Executive Order

Apr 27, 2017

David Willett, 202-454-4598,

Washington, DC: In response to reports of a forthcoming Executive Order related to offshore drilling, LCV President Gene Karpinski released the following statement:

“Donald Trump is once again showing that his presidency serves the interests of giant oil companies over the health, safety, and future of people across the United States. Allowing Big Oil to expand offshore drilling to the Atlantic, Arctic, and Pacific Oceans would put coastal economies and ways of life at risk of a devastating oil spill, while worsening the consequences of climate change. We must make smarter energy choices by further investing in clean energy to leave our kids a planet not damaged beyond repair instead of staking our future in places whose oil wouldn’t reach consumers for decades.  We will fight any attempt to expand risky offshore drilling.”