In response to reports regarding the Obama Administration’s upcoming 5 Year Plan on offshore oil and gas drilling, Stephen Kretzmann, Executive Director of Oil Change International, released the following statement:

“The world is in a very big hole with climate change and when you’re in a hole the first order of business should be to stop digging. Unfortunately, the Administration’s Five Year Plan amounts to climate denial. Climate science is clear – unproven reserves and new provinces for fossil fuel production should be off the table. The Administration needs to harmonize all of its policies with climate science, not just some of them.”