Singing from the Same Sheet

April 29th, 2004

Posted by: Roger Pielke, Jr.

Does the debate over global warming and energy policy miss an important area of apparent bipartisan consensus on reasons to improve U.S. energy policy?

George W. Bush said on Wednesday,

“You can’t be an innovative society if you’re stuck on foreign sources of oil. You may be short-term, but long-term, I don’t see how we can be the world leader if we’re constantly dependent of foreign sources of oil.”

John Kerry’s campaign WWW site says,

“Americans spend more than $20 billion each year on oil from the Persian Gulf — often from nations that are unstable and hostile to our interests and our values. [John] Kerry believes that we must end this dangerous dependence because it leaves American security and the American economy vulnerable.”

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