Monday, March 14, 2005

Obama pushing Ethanol, after voting against Clear Skies

And if you turn on the news, you can see that our dependence on foreign oil is keeping us tied to one of the most dangerous and unstable places in the world.''

So says Senator Barack Obama in this AP article.

Of course, there is oil in northern Alaska, in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. I don't believe Obama has articulated a position on this, but I'm pretty sure Obama will follow the DNC party line and oppose drilling there. Alaska in not dangerous or unstable, the last time I checked.

And last month, in discussion about the Clear Skies Act (a coal friendly bill) , Barack, in a media tease, "let on" he was considering voting for it. There is a plenty of coal here in the USA, and in southern Illinois. But Obama followed the DNC line last week, voting against it.

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