21 Jul '11, 7pm

NRDC: Senate Committee Wastes Taxpayer Money Subsidizing Big Oil While Failing to Improve Offshore Drilling Safety

Press contact: Bob Keefe, NRDC, 202-289-2373, [email protected] If you are not a member of the press, please write to us at [email protected] or see our contact page NRDC: Senate Committee Wastes Taxpayer Money Subsidizing Big Oil While Failing to Improve Offshore Drilling Safety WASHINGTON (July 21, 2011) - The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today passed legislation (S.916) that would spend $850 million in taxpayer money on offshore oil and gas surveys, while failing to pass another bill (S.917) that would have strengthened offshore drilling safety. NRDC Senior Oceans Advocate Regan Nelson made the following comment: "Apparently it’s not enough that Congress already subsidizes the oil and gas industry with billions of taxpayer dollars. Now, some senators want to hand over nearly a billion dollars more of our money for seismic studies that the industry current...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2011/110721.asp

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