Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Candidate Review - The Environment - Chris Dodd

Chris Dodd is showing some leadership by the way. Stupid Enough Unexplanation salutes his fight against telecom amnesty. This isn't the first time he's shown leadership skills above any of the front runners, and I think he deserves a closer look.

So let's look at his plan on the environment. After some pablum on how much people love his plan, we get his three big goals.
* Reduce 80 percent of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The Dodd Plan will begin to turn back the clock on global climate change, safeguard our environment, and protect American health.
* Enhance national security by eliminating our dependence on Middle East oil by 2015. We must end the cycle of fighting terrorists on one hand while financing their supporters on the other.
* Strengthen our economy and create jobs. From our university labs to our farms, from manufacturing to our technology entrepreneurs, the Dodd Plan will create jobs across the economic spectrum.
I should note, that this is his energy plan, but he wisely conflates the two. The bulk of damage we cause to the environment seems to come from our pursuit of energy. Since we need energy, we need an environmental plan that address our need for energy.

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