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Sierra Club Comments on Pelosi Radio Address
 and Upcoming Energy Legislation

Washington, D.C.--The Sierra Club offered the following comments in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Saturday radio address concerning upcoming energy legislation.

Statement of Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director

"No one is more committed to clean energy solutions than Nancy Pelosi.

"The upcoming debate in Congress will allow the truth to come out -- that offshore drilling won't lower gas prices today, tomorrow, or a even a decade from now and will simply benefit Big Oil's bottom line instead of helping hardworking Americans.

"The new legislation that Speaker Pelosi has outlined includes crucial clean energy solutions and other important measures that will make America more energy independent, offer consumers relief at the pump, and will force drilling supporters to admit whether they really want to move America forward or simply want to continue helping the oil companies."

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