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Video: Hillary Clinton Says She Will Oppose Offshore Oil Drilling Off the Atlantic Coast

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I’m glad to hear this, as an oil spill in the Arctic would be a catastrophe, and an oil spill off Virginia’s coast could devastate the environment, not to mention Virginia’s billion-dollar fishing and tourism industries. Plus, with oil at $30 per barrel, it doesn’t even make any economic sense to drill in the Arctic or along the Atlantic coast. Finally, I find it fascinating that Hillary Clinton has staked out a very different position than her close friend and political ally, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, on this issue. Clinton also is not on the same page on this issue with either Sen. Mark Warner or Sen. Tim Kaine, both of whom have been mentioned as potential Clinton running mates (although I’ve never thought she would pick Warner).