Contact: Nick Berning, 202-222-0748 ORLANDO — At a campaign event today Sen. John McCain rejected the consensus view of independent experts that offshore drilling won’t impact gas prices. McCain said he believes oil company executives instead. When told that new offshore drilling would not yield results for decades, McCain said, “I met with oil executives Read more.
Contact: Nick Berning, 202-222-0748 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite a memorandum from GOP leadership urging Republican House members to attend, only a quarter of them showed up today at an event on the Capitol steps intended to promote new GOP drilling legislation. The House Republicans were met by 150 opponents of drilling, who carried signs with Read more.
ConocoPhillips Q2 numbers continue record oil company profits since passage of Republican energy bill in 2005
Contact: Nick Berning, 202-222-0748 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oil company ConocoPhillips reported today that its second-quarter earnings have increased dramatically since last year. This continues a trend of increasing oil company profits since the passage of the Republican energy bill in 2005 that provided billions of dollars in subsidies to the oil companies and unprecedented access Read more.
Contact: Nick Berning, 202-222-0748 WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new ad from the John McCain campaign blaming Barack Obama for rising gas prices prompted the following response from Friends of the Earth Action President Brent Blackwelder: “It’s only July, but we’re already seeing dishonest and hypocritical gutter politics from John McCain. Flip-flopping John McCain said just Read more.