It's a dangerous thing when a country's energy policy is run by a private cartel - and that's exactly what's happening with Oil. The sitting administration doesn't work for you. They work for the oil industry. How do we know this? Because NEARLY EVERY MAJOR CABINET MEMBER HAS A CONNECTION TO IT! In the first ten days of taking office, Dick Cheney convened an energy task force. While we don't know what exactly transpired in this series of classified meetings (convenient, no?), we do know who attended them - executives from Enron, ExxonMobil, Conoco, Shell, BP and a variety of utility companies. We also know the recommendations that came out of them.
Most notable of these was the idea that we lift sanctions against oil-producing nations like Iran, Syria and Iraq so that some of these very same companies - I'm sorry, task force members - could take advantage of opportunities for oil exploration. So to recap, the energy policy of this administration would be to open doors to nations who breed terrorists, despise the U.S. and have sworn to obliterate some of our allies. All the while knowing that a) there is a finite supply of oil left in the world, and b) oil burning is contributing to the massive earth crisis known as global warming. Now there's some responsible governing for you.
Unlike the current gang running this country, we need to be pro-active, forward thinking and creative on the energy issue. If we go about it the right way, it will have a positive domino effect on everything from the environment to our national security. My ideas:
So think about my ideas above and please, email me your own.