Friday, September 12, 2008

Barack Obama on Energy

In addition to plans for liberating America from its binding use of oil and converting to renewable energy resources, thus making our country independent of nefarious foreign supplies, Barack Obama also has a plan to reduce gas prices in the short-term.

The comprehensive plan proposed by the Obama-Biden team can be found here. It's clean, progressive, and it meets with my approval!

Concerning Obama's plans for the SPR:

"...A crucial aspect of America's energy security not widely discussed is how to best use America's Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

Sen. Barack Obama is proposing a simple maneuver -- called an exchange, or swap -- that will help lower the price of oil for consumers, increase the amount of oil in the SPR, increase energy security, and leave taxpayers better off by about $1 billion. His proposal deserves to be adopted.

"The House and Senate are considering legislation to mandate such a swap, and Mr. Obama has adopted the concept as part of his energy plan. The public benefits are compelling. Swaps that help energy security, refiners and consumers should be a routine part of managing the SPR."

For the whole article at the Wall Street Journal, look to Obama Has a Plan To Manage Our Oil Reserve.

Barack Obama, Aug. 4, 2008, On Energy in Michigan.

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