Friday, August 1, 2008

Senate 'Gang of 10' Offers Bipartisan Energy Plan

Bring them back from vacation and make them work this out. No leader worth their weight would have allowed Congress to adjourn without at least voting on this. The revolution has begun! Seize the moment and write your senator now!
Fox WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of 10 senators offered an energy plan Friday aimed at producing more domestic oil via offshore drilling, reducing energy prices, and aiding the troubled economy.
The plan also would require automobiles to be more fuel efficient and would provide research money for improved batteries to move away from petroleum-products in cars: the plan calls for 85 percent of vehicles to run on non-petroleum-based fuel in 20 years.
Senators said the bill also would promote more renewable energy sources and nuclear energy, as well as carbon capture techniques to reduce greenhouse gas production through tax and other incentives. (

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