Statement by Alliance for Climate Protection Chairman Al Gore on President Obama's Oval Office Address on the Gulf Oil Disaster

Jun 15, 2010, 21:15 ET from Alliance for Climate Protection

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alliance for Climate Protection Founder and Chairman Al Gore issued the following statement on tonight's President Obama's Oval Office address:

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"I applaud President Obama's call for a comprehensive legislative solution to the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.  The oil gusher is just the latest and most tragic reminder of the environmental, economic and human consequences of our addiction to oil and other dirty sources of energy.  The President is right to focus on stopping the spill and working to limit, to the degree possible, its impact on the Gulf ecosystem.  But ultimately the only way to prevent this type of tragedy from happening again is to fundamentally change how we power our economy.  Placing a limit on global warming pollution and accelerating the deployment of clean energy technologies is the only truly effective long-term solution to this crisis.   Now it is time for the Senate to act.  In the midst of the greatest environmental disaster in our country's history, there is no excuse to do otherwise."

About the Alliance for Climate Protection:

The Alliance for Climate Protection was founded in 2006 by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. With more than five million members and supporters worldwide, the Alliance is a unique non-profit, non-partisan organization that is committed to educating the global community about the urgency of implementing comprehensive solutions to the climate crisis.

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