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We Can’t Drill Our Way Out of High Gas Prices
Demand Better Policies from Congress


O            il companies have Americans
over the barrel.
                                                                           Information Administration’s (EIA) own data also shows that get-
                                                                           ting the first oil from currently protected areas would take at least
                                                                           a decade—and the amount of oil predicted at peak production in
                                                                           twenty years would still be too small to have any significant effect
   We’re paying record high prices for gas as they reap billions in        on oil prices.
profits year after year. Meanwhile, the Bush Administration is                We need sound energy policy like the Consumer-First Energy
pushing for more drilling, even calling for lifting the 27-year-old        Act of 2008 (S. 3044)—a sensible plan that promises consumers
moratorium on off-shore drilling.                                          real relief and will help put us on the path toward a clean energy
   The facts show that drilling these places won’t do anything to          future by ending the oil industry’s chokehold on our economy.
ease pain at the pump or create energy independence. Our gov-              The bill will end taxpayer-funded giveaways to the oil industry,
ernment’s data shows that we can save more oil through effi-               crack down on speculators, penalize price gougers, stand up to
ciency than drilling our last protected coastlines. The Energy             OPEC, and much more.



                                                                                                             Please call your
                                                                                                             senators at
                                                                                                             (202) 225-3121.
                                                                                                               Tell them to
                                                                                                               secure our clean
                                                                                                                energy future by
                                                                                                                supporting the
                                                                                                                 Consumer-First
                                                                                                                 Energy Act of
                                                                                                                 2008.
                                                                                                                                                    HEATHER CRAIG/ISTOCKPHOTO.COM




Sierra Club Headquarters: 85 Second St., Second Floor • San Francisco, CA 94105 • (415) 977-5500                                        JULY 2008
Sierra Club Legislative Office: 408 C St. NE • Washington, DC 20002 • (202) 547-1141 • www.sierraclub.org/energy

				
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