Sunday, May 02, 2004

kerry fact #1

Kerry opposes opening the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling. And he has the facts and figures to explain why it is not only unwise, but unnecessary.

From a June 16, 2003, speech Energy Security is American Security:

"Nothing is more indicative of old thinking, special interest policy than the attempt by the Administration to falsely sell to the American people a rationale for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Big oil and its allies have lusted over the refuge for two decades. With each attempt they make up new arguments for despoiling a unique and irreplaceable arctic environment for a quantity of petroleum that simply will not reduce the fact of our dependency on high risk foreign oil."