Friends of the Earth Action President Brent Blackwelder had the following comment in regard to the House energy bill debated today: “The energy bill discussed in the House today falls far short of what this country needs, and its inclusion of offshore drilling actually moves us in the wrong direction. Debate on this bill has been a waste of energy and a waste of time.
The McCain-Palin ticket is a recipe for energy disaster. Barack Obama and Joe Biden offer a vastly superior agenda.
McCain’s campaign is attacking Obama for supporting what McCain himself acknowledges is a good idea. McCain is clearly interested in scoring cheap political points instead of supporting real energy solutions.
Candidate claims to support ‘all of the above,’ but has consistently stood in the way of affordable clean energy
Senator Barack Obama signaled openness to offshore drilling this weekend and his campaign issued a statement “welcoming” an energy proposal from 10 senators that would allow such drilling and subsidize liquid coal and the nuclear power industry.
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.
The House Republicans were met by 150 opponents of drilling, who carried signs with slogans such as "Grand Oil Party" and "Exxon John McCain" calling the Republicans out for cozying up to Big Oil and pushing a disingenuous plan that would do nothing to actually lower prices at the pump.
Big Oil has bought off the politicians in Washington. Ever since the passage of the Republican energy bill in 2005—with billions in corporate welfare for Big Oil—oil industry profits have increased. It’s no wonder they say G.O.P. stands for Grand Oil Party.
Flip-flopping John McCain said just two weeks ago that our dangerous dependence on oil ‘has been 30 years in the making,’ but now he tries to blame Obama—even though it’s McCain who has been in Washington for 26 years.
President Bush and John McCain should be trying to end America’s addiction to oil, but instead they’re pushing this gimmick that won’t do anything to lower the cost of gas.