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Big Oil, Anti-Environment Lobby Block Energy Progress in Senate

Posted Oct. 27, 2008 / Posted by: admin

For Immediate Release

For for more information contact:
Nick Berning, 202-222-0748

WASHINGTON—Friends of the Earth President Brent Blackwelder’s statement on the Senate’s failure today to overcome a filibuster of the energy bill follows:

“Big oil and the anti-environment lobby no longer control the House, but they showed today that they can still block progress in the Senate. This situation is not tenable. Our planet is headed toward a global warming tipping point, and if Congress doesn’t act soon, it’s going to be too late. We simply must end our over-reliance on fossil fuels. If the current Senate can’t get the job done, the next Senate must.”

To see Friends of the Earth’s analysis of the energy bill that passed the House yesterday but failed to overcome today’s filibuster in the Senate, visit: http://www.foe.org/energy/12-06-07_Energy_Bill_Letter.pdf.



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