Friday, September 5, 2008

Wolf on Energy: Say One Thing, Do Another

According to the Connection Newspapers:
[Frank] Wolf has been a co-sponsor of the "New Manhattan Project for Energy Independence" legislation. The original Manhattan Project was set up to recruit scientists to produce an atomic bomb during World War II. The "New Manhattan Project" would award competitive prizes to the first individual or group who reach the bill's seven energy goals.

The goals are doubling Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) standards to 70 miles per gallon while keeping vehicles affordable; cutting home and business energy usage in half; making solar power work at the same cost of coal; making the production of biofuels cost-competitive with gasoline; safely and cheaply storing carbon emissions from coal-powered plants; safely store or neutralize nuclear waste; produce useable electricity from nuclear fusion reaction.

Well, that sounds great, except for one problem: Wolf has voted consistently voted against energy efficiency, against renewable energy, and against measures to reduce our nation’s dependency on foreign oil. Is Wolf's memory failing him, or is he simply willing to tell his constituents anything in order to appear "moderate" and get re-elected?

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