For Immediate Release
Statement on Kerry-Lieberman-Graham 'Compromise'
legislation released today by Senators Kerry, Lieberman, and Graham,
Greenpeace USA Executive Director Phil Radford issued the following
"While the 'compromise' outlined by
Senators Kerry, Lieberman, and Graham might please nuclear, coal and
oil companies, we can't compromise with our climate. Pouring money
into dirty energy will just make the problem worse.
"President Obama promised to stop letting polluter lobbyists write our
nation's energy plan, but this plan would squander billions of taxpayer
dollars subsidizing dangerous nuclear plants - easy targets for
terrorists - encourage more oil drilling in protected places, and
ensure a future for the climate-killing coal industry. The only future
ensured for coal should be in the ground.
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