Thursday, March 24, 2005

National Security Leaders to Address Energy Policy

Thanks to Fenton Communications for passing along this press release:


MEDIA ADVISORY for March 28, 2005

For more information, contact:
Kalee Kreider or Michael Khoo, Fenton Communications, 202-822-5200
Reid Detchon, Energy Future Coalition, 202-463-8744

Bipartisan National Security Leaders Call on the President To Address America’s Growing Dependence on Oil

Letter Cites Risks to the U.S. Economy and National Security As Major Drivers for New Policies

Washington, DC – As oil prices hit new highs and the debate continues over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Americans are grappling with the consequences of U.S. dependence on oil. Now a group of senior national security experts is calling on the President to address our reliance on foreign oil and its risk to both to our economic well-being and our national security. Regardless of whether or not new oil development is allowed in the Refuge, the U.S. will remain heavily dependent on petroleum from foreign sources, with the vast majority of the world’s reserves located in politically volatile areas.

More than 25 of the nation’s top national security experts have sent a letter to President Bush recommending a major new initiative to wean the U.S. off foreign oil before the country is faced with a serious economic, political, or military crisis.You are invited to join some of them next week to discuss the letter and its implications.


Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., President & CEO, The Center for Security Policy

C. Boyden Gray, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, and former White House Counsel to President George H.W. Bush

Robert C. McFarlane, Chairman & CEO, Energy & Communications Solutions, and former National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan

Vice Adm. Dennis McGinn, Former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, USN (Ret.)

R. James Woolsey, Former Director of Central Intelligence


Telephone Conference Call, to phone in please call 877-707-9628.

The passcode is “National Security”.


Monday, March 28, at 11:30 A.M. EST

To RSVP for your phone line, please contact
Kalee Kreider at or Michael Khoo at


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