Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Candidate Review - The Environment - John Edwards

John Edward combines both his environment and energy policy pages, a move that, as noted above, I like. They are really the same issue when you get right down to it. He basically calls on us as a nation to approach this problem with the same sort of seriousness we faced earlier challenges.
"Our generation must be the one that says, 'we must halt global warming,'" said Edwards. "If we don't act now, it will be too late. Our generation must be the one that says 'yes' to alternative, renewable fuels and ends forever our dependence on foreign oil. Our generation must be the one that accepts responsibility for conserving natural resources and demands the tools to do it. And our generation must be the one that builds the New Energy Economy. It won't be easy, but it is time to ask the American people to be patriotic about something other than war."
I agree with Edwards here, but think it's going to be a hard sell. The oil and gas industry seems to have a thousand champions doing their best to confuse the issue and assure that the American people are unwilling to make the adjustments necessary to address this issue.

Still Edwards seems to ahve a pretty good handle on this issue.

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