McCain Needs to Do His Homework About Offshore Drilling and Environmental Safety
Yesterday, Nancy Pfotenhauer, Sen. John McCainÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (R-AZ) senior policy adviser, claimed that she had been Ã¢â‚¬Å“misinformedÃ¢â‚¬Â when she falsely stated that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Ã¢â‚¬Å“did not spill a drop of oil.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Today, McCain made another Ã¢â‚¬Å“misinformedÃ¢â‚¬Â argument, claiming that oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico Ã¢â‚¬Å“have survived, very successfully, the impacts of hurricanesÃ¢â‚¬Â:
Q: IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been listening to your comments around renewable resources -- solar, tide, and wind Ã¢â‚¬â€œ- youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve talked a lot about that, but you keep peppering your comments with offshore drilling. But IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not sure what you think the impact on our environment is based on that.
A: Keep the microphone. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ- hurricane Katrina as far as Louisiana is concerned.McCain is wrong.