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Press release from the John Dougherty for U.S. Seante campaign:
McCain's oily record on offshore drilling
PHOENIX (June 22) – Facts are scoring a victory in U.S. Senate candidate John Dougherty's campaign to unseat John McCain.
Dougherty's first campaign ad, Offshore Oil, features the Gulf oil leak disaster juxtaposed with McCain's statements hailing the safety of offshore oil production and his desire to deregulate the oil industry, which has been a major contributor to his campaigns.
"The ongoing environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico signals the end of Big Oil's dominance of the American economy," Dougherty said. "It's long past time to leave behind a 19th Century technology and embrace the future of clean, renewable and decentralized energy production."
To achieve this goal, Dougherty is calling for a national commitment to renewable energy modeled after America's 1960s space program to land a man on the moon.
"We need a national commitment on this scale to quickly transition America from a fossil-fuel based economy to a renewable energy economy," Dougherty said. "The nation that leads the world in renewable energy will be the world's dominant economy in the 21st Century. I'm determined that America be that nation."
Follow the links below to track McCain's commitment to Big Oil.