Saturday, May 31, 2008

Obama: "We're the Saudi Arabia of Coal"

Barack Obama says, "We're the Saudi Arabia of coal," and Hillary Rodham Clinton agrees: "I support developing the country's coal resources in a responsible way that lessens our dependence on foreign oil" (Dan Testa, "Exclusive: Obama, Clinton Make Closing Arguments as Montana Primary Looms," Flathead Beacon, 29 May 2008).

I bet that underinvestment in oil, combined with a foolish ideology that says we must lesson "our dependence on foreign oil," will make climate change worse, pace environmentalists who are hoping that the current oil supply crunch will give them leverage necessary to push for actions to diminish emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

1 comment:

Doug said...

Peak Oil activist Richard Heinberg recently wrote about coal in the U.S.