Friday, December 21, 2007

Candidate Review - The Environment - Mike Huckabee

Following some of his compatriots, Mike Huckabee has more of an energy page than an environmental page. Basically he wants us to get a lot more energy.
We have to explore, we have to conserve, and we have to pursue all avenues of alternative energy: nuclear, wind, solar, hydrogen, clean coal, biodiesel, and biomass. Some will come from our farms and some will come from our laboratories. Dwindling supplies and increasing demand from newly-industrialized countries of fossil fuels are driving up prices. These price increases will facilitate innovation and the opportunity for independence. We will remove red tape that slows innovation. We will set aside a federal research and development budget that will be matched by the private sector to seek the best new products in alternative fuels. Our free market will sort out what makes the most sense economically and will reward consumer preferences.
Well it sure doesn't sound like protecting the environment is a priority does it? I guess it's something he'd like to do so long as it doesn't get in his way towards energy independence.

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