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MoveOn postpones clean energy rally listen

08/19/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Across the country today, the political activist group MoveOn held 150 rallies for clean energy. The planned rallies in the Tampa Bay area were cancelled because of Tropical Storm Fay, but WMNF spoke with Joe Illingworth, a Pinellas coordinator for MoveOn. Illingworth said the country wants clean energy rather than Sen. John McCain’s energy policy of continued oil dependence.

“…We think the problem we’re in now is because we’ve been relying on fossil fuels and fossil thinking ins...


McCain won't back ban on offshore drilling listen

06/16/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Sen. John McCain today said he will urge lifting the two-decade-old federal moratorium on gas and oil exploration that covers most of the U.S. coast and let states decide whether to allow drilling. That opinion is a reversal for McCain, who has supported the federal ban in the past.

Speaking to reporters in Alexandria, VA, McCain said the U.S. must embark on a national mission to reduce its dependence on foreign oil.

Holly Binns, field director for Environment Florida, calls off-shore ...


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