Tuesday, May 4, 2010

California Governor Ends Support for Offshore Drilling

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.

Director of Sierra Club California Bill Magavern issued the following statement:

"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."


The Sacramento Bee: Schwarzenegger won't support offshore drilling project near Santa BarbaraRead more

KGO-TV San Francisco: Schwarzenegger ends support for offshore drilling

KCRA: Governor Withdraws Support For Coast Oil Drilling

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