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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kristina Johnson
True 'All of the Above' Energy Compromise Calls Bluff on Drill-Only Republicans
Washington, D.C.-This week, Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives will offer a compromise energy package that will include both clean energy investments and some expanded drilling measures.
Statement of Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope
"Congress has an opportunity this week to help pull us out of our energy crisis by voting on a comprehensive, 'all of the above' energy compromise."
"Speaker Pelosi has made a significant overture by presenting a package that includes both the clean energy provisions we need to move America forward, as well as a compromise that expands drilling off our coasts.
"They held Congress hostage and blocked measure after measure while gas prices soared. Now they want to stop yet another comprehensive energy bill that would deal with our energy crisis. This week, the Speaker will call their bluff to see if they really do want to vote on drilling as part of an energy package or whether they simply want to continue to use this as an election issue."
"We are working to ensure that the final bill's focus is on real clean energy solutions rather than expanded offshore drilling. While the final package will likely include compromise drilling provisions, it offers a chance for clean energy gains that would represent a giant step in solving our energy crisis."