Sunday, June 03, 2007

Walberg Supports Oil Drilling in Great Lakes

LANSING – Today Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer criticized Republican Representative Tim Walberg for his comments supporting oil drilling in the Great Lakes. Walberg told a group of Lansing area constituents on Friday “ I don’t understand” why the United States does not drill the Great Lakes.

“Tim Walberg’s support for oil drilling in the Great Lakes threatens Michigan’s most precious resource,” said Brewer. “The oil drilling that Walberg supports would endanger our coastline, our fishing, our drinking water and damage an important industry to our economy. This is just another example of how out-of-touch Walberg is with voters in Michigan’s 7th Congressional District.” Continue reading ....

Walberg and Rogers both have a long history of supporting big oil's plan to drill in the Great Lakes. To drill for oil in the world's largest source of fresh water presents, without question, an environmental risk far in excess of any potential benefit.


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