Thursday, June 26, 2008

'Arnold: Offshore drilling backers lie'

From Salon. The climate summit was being held in the building next door to where I work. See here.

Make no mistake about it California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger strongly opposes John McCain's call for off-shore drilling to help ease peoples' pain at the pump.

Schwarzenegger is one of McCain's most prominent supporters in his bid for the White House.

On the final day of the Global Climate Summit ... Schwarzenegger said that advocates who claim off -shore drilling is a solution to lowering gas prices are just "blowing smoke." McCain, who embraced the idea in recent weeks, has made off-shore drilling a major component of his energy plan.

"America is so addicted to oil it will take us years to wean ourselves from it," Schwarzenegger said after being introduced by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. "To look for new ways to feed our addiction is not the answer."

The Florida governor, who also is supporting McCain, followed his lead on off-shore drilling.

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