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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.


Written by walonline

July 21, 2008 at 9:13 am

Posted in Energy, Politics

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