For Immediate Release:
Bush, McCain Do Texas Two-Step with Big Oil
Washington, DC: Today, President Bush joined Senator John McCain in calling on Congress to end the ban that has protected America’s most pristine coastlines from oil drilling since 1981.
Statement of Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope
“Yesterday, Senator John McCain called for a break with the energy policies of current and past administrations. But now Senator McCain and President Bush are offering the exact same answer to our energy crisis: more drilling on our coasts. This week we are watching President Bush and Senator McCain do the Texas Two-Step with Big Oil.
“The proposals from both President Bush and Senator McCain to open America’s pristine beaches and last remaining wild places to oil drilling would do nothing to solve our energy problems.
“Drilling our last undeveloped coastlines will do nothing to ease pain at the pump for the average American family. It will only add to the oil industry’s tens of billions of dollars in record profits.