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Relief Within Reach: Upcoming Obama Decision Can Push Down Drivers' Fuel Costs

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Leaders to Urge President to Ignore Bogus Drilling "Solutions," Focus on Real Solutions to Lower Gas Bills, Protect Clean Air and Reduce Oil Dependence

With gas prices nearing a national average of $4 a gallon, Congress continues to debate on the false solution of drilling for more domestic oil. Top leaders of national environmental groups want to remind President Obama of a real, long-term solution that can reduce the amount drivers pay at the pump in the future while protecting our environment from the dangerous impacts of our oil use.

The administration will announce a decision this fall that will affect long-term fuel costs for American drivers. The leaders of Environment America, Union of Concerned Scientists, Sierra Club and Republicans for Environmental Protection will hold a phone-based news conference on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 11 a.m. EDT to talk about President Obama's opportunity this summer to change the way we look at fuel. There is a solution that will save drivers money at the pump, protect the environment, and cut our dangerous dependence on oil.

Kevin Knobloch, president, Union of Concerned Scientists
Margie Alt, executive director, Environment America
Michael Brune, executive director, Sierra Club
Rob Sisson, president, Republicans for Environmental Protection

Monday, May 9, 2011

11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time


Join the live, phone-based news conference (with full, two-way Q&A) at by dialing 1 (800) 860-2442.  Ask for the "Fuel Costs" news event.

A streaming audio replay of the news event will be available on the Web at Go 60 MPH   as of 4 p.m. EDT on May 9, 2011.