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April 06, 2006

Kerry and Cantwell Ask Bush for Energy Summit

The AP is saying that 51 Democratic lawmakers, led by Senators John Kerry and Maria Cantwell, have urged President Bush to hold and energy summit with representatives from industry, labor, environmentalists, academics, everyone who is interested.  The Bushies showed little interest.

The letter was signed by 27 Democratic Senators and 24 House members.  Here's a couple key sentences from the article:

''Developing a serious long-term strategy to curb our nation's dangerous dependence on oil is long overdue,'' the Democrats wrote Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

A White House spokeswoman, Dana Perino, said by e-mail that the president ''has focused on addressing the root causes of high energy prices and our dependence on foreign sources of energy.'' She said the administration is working with Congress to expand the availability of alternative fuels.

Hah! It's a good idea.  Wouldn't it be a lovely thing if we had an administration who might be able to see that?

Posted by Lynn Allen on April 6, 2006 at 10:14 PM in Policy | Permalink


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