Published August 29, 2008 11:44 AM

Gore, Backing Obama, Says McCain Victory Would Hurt Environment

Al Gore, the former Democratic vice president turned environmental activist, said Republican presidential candidate John McCain is beholden to energy companies and would hinder efforts to ease global warming.

``Big oil and coal have a 50-year lease on the Republican Party and they are drilling it for everything it's worth,'' Gore told a Democratic National Convention audience at the Invesco Field football stadium in Denver.

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