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It's Not Just BP That Bears Responsibility for Spill

Posted May. 2, 2010 / Posted by: Nick Berning

For Immediate Release
May 2, 2010
 
Contact:
Nick Berning, 202-222-0748 (office), 703-587-4454 (mobile), nberning@foe.org
Kelly Trout, 202-222-0722, ktrout@foe.org
 
It's Not Just BP That Bears Responsibility for Spill; Government Is Responsible Too

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Friends of the Earth's president, Erich Pica, had the following response to President Barack Obama's remarks this afternoon in Louisiana:
 
"President Obama was correct when he said BP is responsible for this spill. But the government bears responsibility too, as it failed to protect U.S. waters and the people who depend on them. Offshore oil drilling is inherently dirty and dangerous. In order to fulfill its responsibility to protect its citizens and territory, the government must establish a permanent moratorium on offshore drilling."
 
More information about offshore drilling, the oil spill and Friends of the Earth’s response can be found here: http://www.foe.org/gulf-oil-spill.
 
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