Friday, June 18, 2010

A call to reduce fossil fuels, without specifics

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President Obama on Tuesday night capped his Oval Office address on the massive gulf oil spill with a call for new efforts to reduce U.S. dependence on oil, saying "the tragedy unfolding on our coast is the most painful and powerful reminder yet that the time to embrace a clean-energy future is now."

In a bow to political reality and the still-troubled economy, however, he stopped short of spelling out specifics for dealing with a problem that has bedeviled presidents since Richard Nixon in the 1970s...

[Because this nation runs on oil, and there's nothing anywhere close to being capable of replacing it in our lifetime.]


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