please read: the future of energy

We Can’t Drill Our Way Out of This Mess.

It’s true. There are sustainable, sensible solutions to the energy (and economic) crisis. Please read this common sense article from Robert Redford (via NRDC’s newsletter Nature’s Voice) about the future of energy in this country.

Seldom do politics get this cynical. Seldom is the real pain of real people so cravenly exploited. Many of our fellow Americans now choose between buying gas to get to work and buying food to feed their families. Meanwhile, President Bush is trading on that desperation to peddle a lie: that sacrificing our coastlines and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Big Oil will solve our problems at the pump. He’s already lifted the executive ban on drilling off our coasts and challenged Congress to do the same. The president knows very well that we cannot drill our way to lower gas prices. We cannot for the simple reason that America has only 3 percent of the world’s oil reserves. The rate at which we extract that small share is all but meaningless to the vast world oil market where we buy and sell the stuff like everyone else.

Read the rest.

Read even more about why drilling is not the solution.
Oh, and here, too.

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