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Obama Campaign Statement On Bush's OCS Move

Obama campaign statement on Bush administration move on OCS offshore drilling

Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton on President Bush's plans to lift the moritorium on offshore drilling:

"If offshore drilling would provide short-term relief at the pump or a long-term strategy for energy independence, it would be worthy of our consideration, regardless of the risks. But most experts, even within the Bush Administration, concede it would do neither. It would merely prolong the failed energy policies we have seen from Washington for thirty years.

"Senator Obama believes Americans need real short-term relief, which is why he has proposed a second round of stimulus with energy rebates for working families. And over the long-term, Senator Obama understands that our national security and the survival of the planet demand a real strategy to break our dependence on foreign oil by developing clean, new sources of energy and by vastly improving the energy efficiency of our cars, trucks and our economy. He is ready to lead such a transformation."

Visit NewEnergyForAmerica.com for more on Obama's plan to provide Americans with real relief and long-term solutions for a clean energy future.

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