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The Gulf Coast oil spill and cap and trade

By Robert Farley
Published on Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 2:14 p.m.

A new ad from 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.

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