Energy secretary Chu admitted to the House committee that Obama doesn't want to lower gas prices so that people would be forced to buy electric and hybrid cars. That's why Obama didn't approve the Keystone pipeline and has been reluctant to approve new drilling in US and offshore. And I thought he was interested in helping people during a tough economy. My bad!
Obama is futuristic...alternate energy is future...your should be proud of such president
No, I think if our economy and people are suffering why not use the energy that's here, accessible and cheaper. If alternative fuels made sense, business and people would use it readily.
No they won't. Very few business OR individuals will pay extra to protect or improve our future. Business in particular is interested only in profits today - it is one of the reasons that our major industries are struggling so badly. They won't invest in the future that is years away with monies that could be spent to improve stock prices next week.
Not that I think Obama has a viable road map to the future, either. Most of his policies will only hurt down the road, but they buy votes today and keep people happy right now.
In the long run we do need to move to alternatives, but that is only a small part of the decision-making process. There are huge economic, political and environmental issue too.
If we stopped going to war to get more oil, the prices would rise accordingly thus providing extra incentive for people to invest in cheaper and ultimately more sustainable alternatives. There we go again Obama, trying to fix a problem you created with tyranny.
Obama is a joke. So is our entire government, and the people that continue to suck political lies up their gullible straw and watch tv news rather than research the truth... [if shoe fits, wear its]
This country isn't getting better anytime soon.
Bet on it? [I could use the extra cash]
by RottingNation 10 years ago
When analyzing why gas prices are too high I can to one conclusion: its the governments fault. They start unnecessary overseas wars, make 40 cents per gallon profit, and subsidize illogical "alternative fuels" like ethanol. Putting this into perspective, oil companies...
by Xenonlit 6 years ago
Should America take oil and gas subsidies and apply them to alternative power and fuel resources?Why American stubbornly continues to support a fossil fuel industry that is swimming in money from inflated fuel prices is a confounding issue.
by Hugh Williamson 6 years ago
In 2011, for the first time since 1949, the U.S. EXported more petroleum products than it imported (by 439,000 bbl per day). 2012 is also expected to be an oil surplus year, as is 2013.So why are we talking about unlimited drilling and accepting the associated environmental costs for this all out...
by Ledarral46 10 years ago
Fight High Gas Prices Now!Americans. It's time to fight high gas prices. I have an easy, but sure way to do it..People try to take on all oil companies at the same time. It can't be done. My methodis to take them on one at a time. Pick out one of the major...
by CHRIS57 6 years ago
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-2 … vital.htmlIt seems that high gas prices bring along something good. People start to understand the simple equation:price = miles / miles per gallon * USD/gallonSo if USD/gallon go up it is a good idea to increase fuel efficiency. And that reduces...
by CaribeM 8 years ago
The recent events in the Gulf after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, reminds us again that offshore oil drilling is too dangerous for marine ecosystems and coastal communities and economies, I think it should not be allowed. Much less in such a corporative culture where there is no ethics,...
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