McCain Needs to Do His Homework About Offshore Drilling and Environmental Safety
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Yesterday, Nancy Pfotenhauer, Sen. John McCainâ€™s (R-AZ) senior policy adviser, claimed that she had been â€œ misinformedâ€ when she falsely stated that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita â€œ did not spill a drop of oil.â€
Today, McCain made another â€œmisinformedâ€ argument, claiming that oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico â€œhave survived, very successfully, the impacts of hurricanesâ€:
Q: Iâ€™ve been listening to your comments around renewable resources -- solar, tide, and wind â€“- youâ€™ve talked a lot about that, but you keep peppering your comments with offshore drilling. But Iâ€™m not sure what you think the impact on our environment is based on that.
A: Keep the microphone. Iâ€™m aware that off the coast of Louisiana and Texas there are oil rigs, as we well know, and those rigs have survived, very successfully, the impacts of hurricanes â€“- hurricane Katrina as far as Louisiana is concerned.
McCain is wrong.