Rising gas prices are a growing concern for many American families. While many of us are paying close to $4/gallon for gas some folks are paying less than $2/gallon because their vehicles run on natural gas. This is just one of the topics that President Obama covered in his Wednesday speech at the Daimler Truck Manufacturing Plant in Mount Holly, North Carolina.


“We can't just rely on fossil fuels from the last century.  We've got to continually develop new sources of energy. And that’s why we've made investments that have nearly doubled the use of clean, renewable energies in this country.  And thousands of Americans have jobs because of it.  It also means we’ve got to develop the resources that we have that are untapped, like natural gas.  We're developing a near hundred-year supply of natural gas -– and that's something that we expect could support more than 600,000 jobs by the end of the decade.“ Source: The White House


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Watch: President Obama on American energy
The president discussed the nation's growing clean energy economy at a Daimler facility in North Carolina.