WHY THE HELL even goddamned BOTHER electing a supposedly DEMOCRATIC President if they are going to turn out to be as squishy as this guy? To say I am DISAPPOINTED is understating it by a lot.
The president who boasted that his election marked the moment when 'the oceans begin to recede' instead introduced an energy plan heavy on precisely the carbon fuels driving global warming. He focused on 'energy independence,' a theme underscored by his decision to open 750 million tons of Wyoming coal to new mining leases. That's the equivalent of running 3,000 new power plants for a year.
"University of Massachusetts researchers at the Political Economy Research Institute -- who are also consultants to the Department of Energy -- have provided data to the Obama administration that show investment in renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar and biomass, would generate far more returns in American jobs than would investment in building new nuclear power plants.
The Obama administration, however, has steered clear of providing this fact to the American public."