Bush - "America is Addicted to Oil"
- Opec keeps oil extraction steady. Analysts worry high prices will
spark investment in alternative energy.
I love Houston Chronicle's editorial on the State of the Union:
"Bush also deserves credit for abandoning a national energy policy
predicated almost entirely on more drilling for oil and gas.
Belatedly, the president admitted that Americans will remain
dependent on precarious foreign oil supplies until they change the
way they power their automobiles."
"While Bush deplored government corruption and unethical behavior, he
declined the opportunity to condemn the sale of the machinery of
government to corporate lobbyists in exchange for campaign
contributions. Perhaps he felt to do so would appear hypocritical."
More relevant Chronicle news
STATE OF THE UNION
Bush says U.S. is in Iraq 'to win'
He calls for end to dependence on foreign oil, new reforms for
<snip> "On a domestic issue tied to foreign relations in the Middle
East and elsewhere, Bush, a former West Texas oilman, labeled the
country "addicted to oil" and called for replacing more than 75
percent of Middle Eastern oil imports by 2025."<snip>
'"America is addicted to oil which is often imported from unstable
parts of the world," Bush said in the speech.' 'But the president's
initiatives are similar to what he has long supported and reflects
many of the same alternative fuel proposals included in a broad
energy bill he signed into law last summer.'
Text of speech
Story about Azaleas blooming too soon at park, so gardener applies
ice. No mention of global warming.
Nan Hildreth, Houston
"If you think you're too small to make a difference, try going to
bed with a mosquito."
~ Jonah Zern, Cornell Greens