FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 5, 2019

CONTACT:
David Turnbull, david [at] priceofoil.org
Collin Rees, collin [at] priceofoil.org

Energy Dominance Is a Climate Catastrophe

Oil Change USA response to State of the Union

The transcript for Donald Trump’s State of the Union address tonight includes a section on “energy dominance,” in which he is expected to say:

“We have unleashed a revolution in American Energy – the United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the world.”

In response, David Turnbull, Strategic Communications Director at Oil Change USA, released the following statement:

“Tonight’s State of the Union should be a wake-up call to all who care about our climate. As Donald Trump pushes ahead with his catastrophic energy dominance agenda, it is imperative that climate champions at all levels who are pushing forward Green New Deal efforts incorporate the critical need to pursue a just and managed decline of fossil fuel production.

“Trump may tout the surge in oil and gas production in the United States because his oil and gas boosters tell him to, but the reality is that continued expansion of the industry will lead us off the cliff and unleash climate chaos. We need climate leaders to stand up to the energy dominance agenda, to say no to the fossil fuel industry, and to say yes to a swift and managed decline of fossil fuel production.”

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