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05/18/11

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Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or kate_geller@lcv.org

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LCV Statement on Rejection of “Oil Above All” Bill in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement on failed legislation in the U.S. Senate to expand offshore drilling:

“We are encouraged that the Senate rejected this irresponsible drilling proposal that puts our economy and our environment at risk. However, it’s time for Republican leadership to stop pushing their ‘oil above all’ energy strategy and start getting serious about addressing our nation’s energy needs.

With gas prices high, now is the time to reduce our dangerous and expensive dependence on oil. We call on Congress to put an end to these blatant attempts to further Big Oil’s record profits and instead work to achieve what a majority of Americans really want: eliminate the billions in unnecessary taxpayer subsidies that allow oil companies to profit off consumers twice—once at the pump and once on tax day.”

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