Obama's new National Security Advisor is no friend to the environment
Wed, Dec 03 2008 at 3:00 PM
Cars wait in line to get gas. Photo credit: Billums
The Institute's recently released Transition Plan for Securing America's Energy Future
(PDF) has a 13 point list of recommendations to President Elect Obama. A few are great steps we need to take- increase efficiency, boost spending on Renewable Energy, and modernize our energy infrastructure, but others send up big bright red warning flags.
They want to immediately expand domestic drilling, including on the outer continental shelf. They want to expand the use of nuclear energy and "clean" coal, and reduce "overly burdensome regulations and opportunities for frivolous litigation". It kind of sounds like something we'd hear from the Bush Administration- throw in a line or two about renewable energy and plow on forward with drilling, nuclear, clean coal, and deregulation.
And now the guy responsible for the whole thing will be Obama's right hand man on all matters national security. There's a scary thought.
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