America’s Dysfunctional Relationship with Fossil Fuels
By JP Leous
I was recently a guest on the Progressive Radio Network’s Dr. Molly Barrow Show to talk about climate change, the oil disaster in the gulf, and other environmental issues. I’ll be the first to admit that this seemed like a stretch but Dr. Barrow, like many people, was curious about climate policy and what the prospects are for Congress acting to help fix our abusive relationship with coal and oil.
Being on Dr. Barrow’s show was more like a normal conversation than the sparring and “gotcha” questions that you hear on other shows. We discussed at length two of the most important issues arising out of the BP oil spill disaster: America’s energy future and the role citizens must play if we have any hope of changing course.
Make no mistake – if Big Oil has its way, the day after the gusher at the bottom of the Gulf is fixed they’ll go right back to keeping us in our dangerous relationship with oil.
Fortunately, the President has his eye on this prize—and is pushing the Senate to do its part by passing a strong, comprehensive clean energy and climate bill this year. He’ll be sitting down with Senate leaders next week to map out a strategy for the bill.
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