NHDP -Chair Ray Buckley's Statement Regarding President Obama's Address on the BP Spill

Concord - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement regarding President Obama's address discussing the Administration's ongoing response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

"Tonight, President Obama briefed the nation on the Administration's efforts to clean up the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and mitigate the damage being done to the region.  And the President reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring that all the individuals and businesses impacted by this spill are fairly compensated.

"The damage BP has wrought is immense.  It is imperative Congress votes to pass a comprehensive energy and climate bill that provides incentives to accelerate the development of clean energy sources.

"Repairing the destruction done during this tragedy is not enough.  We must never let this happen again, and that means ending our dependency on foreign oil, and dangerous domestic drilling."