Washington, D.C. – This afternoon California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger ended his support for offshore oil drilling. Gov. Schwarzenegger says he changed his mind after seeing the Gulf Coast oil spill images on television.
"The Sierra Club is glad to see a high-ranking public official recognizing the danger of our addiction to fossil fuels. It's too bad that it takes a tragedy of this scale to convince drilling supporters to change their ways.
"We call on more public officials to join us in calling for a comprehensive cleanup of the Gulf Coast and full support to the impacted communities, all paid for by BP. This oil disaster requires that we reinstate the offshore drilling moratorium and adopt an aggressive plan to wean our country from oil addiction over the next two decades.
"Enough is enough. It's time to take offshore drilling off the table for good."
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