In response to LR3683paw's comment:
Natural Gas from domestic sources is a solution, so is solar and wind power power, so are more efficient cars. Nothing wrong with that and I applaud the legislators who are in favor of that. Sadly, the two parties can't agree on such a simple solution. Another solution is to use our vast coal resources without polluting the air for millions of people downwind. Aren't the Republicans always the Party that cared not about the sh-it down river or the air downwind? Why is that? Why is one party so concerned about stock dividends for those companies that want to pollute our water and air in order to maximize profits? How moral is that?
You can demagogue the issue all you want, & I can explain my point more slowly if it helps.
I'm not going to get into the partisan politics of it. It's so easy, & intellectually lazy to pretend it's just the evil Republicans who want to pollute the world while maximizing profits. I simply argue that we don't live in a vacuum, & that our environmental standards are the best in the world, given the industry.
As I clearly said, WE NEED RELATIVELY CHEAP ENERGY to compete in the world economy! PERIOD! Unless we want to slip to a second world nation economically. Given this necessity, we need to capitalize on the DOMESTIC SOURCES available. If we don't exploit the domestic sources we have, other countries certainly will, and do so in a far less environmentally sound way. We sould still continue to produce green energy!
I only argue that far too many are unwilling to talk about an energy policy as grown ups in the REAL WORLD. The world where energy needs are soaring, & supply is dominated in the dirtiest parts of the world. We can do it better & cleaner. We can set the market with domestic energy & lead our way out of this horrible Recession.
So let's not keep driving our huge SUV's around at the same time we argue "not in our back yard," oblivious to the fact that we get the energy somewhere. Where? The filthy middle east (which is still a part of our environment last I heard), & protect that source through endless wars. I thought we hated pollution and WAR? OR do we simply hate pollution in our country? Are you still driving that car? Buying those products that help pollute the world? Cut the s h i t!
Save the demagoguery & listen to a grown up argument.
Don't want to hear it??? Grow up & don't come to this rediculous thread. Of course it's absurd. Get over yourself.