15
June
2010
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02:00 PM
America/New_York

“Drill, baby, drill” event in poor taste

Press conference to be held today on Capitol Hill

Summary:

  • Today, several Republicans from the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a press conference to advocate for more offshore drilling along America’s coastline.
  • Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster continues to spew into the Gulf of Mexico at what is now thought to be 25,000-30,000 barrels of oil a day – more than five times the amount of BP’s original estimate of 5,000 barrels a day.
WASHINGTON (06/15/2010) -

The following is a statement by Bob Irvin, senior vice president for conservation programs at Defenders of Wildlife:

“Holding this press conference today, in light of the ongoing Gulf oil disaster, is like throwing a cocktail party to celebrate your drunk-driving conviction.

“America needs to be looking forward to a clean energy future, not to an increased dependence on the dirty, dangerous fuels that led us to the ongoing catastrophe in the Gulf.”

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Links:

See how Defenders is responding to the Gulf oil disaster.

Contact(s):

Cat Lazaroff, (202) 772-3270
Caitlin Leutwiler, (202) 772-3226