Saturday, September 20th, 2014

The Gulf Coast oil spill and cap and trade

An ad from VoteVets.org argues for cap and trade, but we find one of their statements leaves out an important caveat.
An ad from VoteVets.org argues for cap and trade, but we find one of their statements leaves out an important caveat.

A new ad from VoteVets.org views the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as another reason for the U.S. to pursue energy independence.

"Thing is, a clean American energy plan would cut our dependence on oil in half. It's more power for America, made here in America," says Evan Wolf, a Louisiana National Guardsman, who appears in the ad.

We looked into their claim that cap-and-trade energy legislation "would cut our dependence on oil in half." We rated the statement Half True. Read our complete report for details and to view the complete ad.