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Thank You, Mr. Leno

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Normally, I don’t watch much of the Tonight Show, but leave it to a car aficionado to take a stab at Congress on energy. Thank you, Mr. Leno.

It would be really refreshing, in this election season, so see Congress pull together to pass a common sense (read: not politically/lobby motivated) energy bill. Neither Al Gore’s 100% renewable idea, nor simply drilling are viable solutions. It hurts everyone if Congress plays its political games, pushing for a black or white solution.

I believe a number of people pushing for off-coast drilling believe this as I do: we need a variety of solutions, and our government is in no place to pick winners. Oil and renewables are both important, because our society is so highly built on oil. A transition will take a long time. Not everyone can afford to run out and buy a new Prius/electric/fuel cell vehicle or pay carbon taxes.

The best thing the government can do is have all possible solutions play out in the open market.

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Written by walonline

July 21, 2008 at 9:13 am

Posted in Energy, Politics

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