Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Politicians Not Equal to the Challenge

The most astute summary that I've seen of the recently passed energy bill is a quotation by Philip Clapp that is posted on the Common Dreams website:
Philip Clapp, president of the National Environmental Trust, said all sides of the rancorous debate that accompanied the energy bill's passage had missed the point.

"Both Republicans and Democrats are completely paralyzed in addressing the nation's three big energy challenges -- reducing our dependence on Middle East oil, reducing gasoline prices for consumers, and beginning to shift our economy to renewable energy technologies," he said.

"On all three issues, the bill is a big fat zero."

1 comment:

SpookyRach said...

That is the truth, ain't it! I had hoped the gas prices would motivate some of us to push our legislators to actually make some significant changes. Instead, we all seem to just grouse to our neighbors and pay the high prices.