President Obama talked Wednesday about a subject that has the power to unite across party lines and has been a priority of the country for going on eight presidencies. Yes, eight presidents have vowed to reduce the country’s dependency on foreign oil. Here we are, decades later stuck on the same skipping record.
Jon Stewart and his friends at the “Daily Show” made a nice montage in January that we’ve heard this chorus before. Obama’s speech Wednesday will hit on familiar topics. The Post’s Steven Mufson writes:
He will propose wider use of natural gas, including incentives to use it to fuel fleet vehicles such as city buses. He will back greater production of biofuels and will vow to establish at least four commercial-scale refineries producing cellulosic ethanol or advanced biofuels within the next two years. He also will pledge to establish higher fuel-efficiency standards for heavy trucks, just as he did for passenger vehicles early in his administration.
Will this speech bode a new direction for the country or are we still stuck in repeat?
By 12:55 PM ET, 03/30/2011
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