Thursday, April 27, 2006

Alternate Fuels

There are a number of articles today by Conservatives about high oil prices and how they aren't the oil companies fault. They largely add up to that old joke about a woman who comes home and finds his wife in bed with two other women. He says, "Honey, who are you going to believe? Me or your lyin' eyes?"

There is one bright spot, however, provided by Clifford D. May. He argues that we need to come up with alternatives to gas powered combustion engine vehicles. And he's right.
Bills based on the Set America Free plan for energy security are before both the House and Senate: H.R. 4409 and S.2025. Who would oppose such progress? An army of special interests that benefit from the status quo. These groups will fight like ferrets to preserve petroleum's market share and to preserve the tax and tariff advantages they now enjoy.

Is it too much to ask that a critical mass of politicians from both sides of the aisle stand up to them, break oil's monopoly, reduce America's dependence on foreign energy and allow us to stop funding both sides in the War Against Terrorism?

We don't have a hundred years to wait.
He's not wrong. I'm not sure if we would agree entirely on the solution to this problem (he is a conservative, after all), but at least we have a shared undestanding of the problem.

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