House Energy Bill Falls Short

WASHINGTON (September 16, 2008) – Today, Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), issued the following statement on the House energy Bill, the “Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act”:
“The House energy bill falls short of what Americans really need to meet our energy challenges. Big Oil is playing off the fears Americans faced with rising gas prices and is distorting the facts. Unfortunately, the politics of Big Oil and its allies have resulted in bad policies that will not provide real solutions.
“We want Congress to make sure that Big Oil doesn’t continue to load us up with dirty energy that overshadows the clean, renewable, homegrown solutions Americans need.”