McCain’s energy plan will drill us into a deeper crisis

AlterNet
by Javier Sierra

07/08/08

On June 17, the same day his campaign premiered a TV ad on which he boasted to have stood up to the White House’s global warming policy, Sen. McCain changed course by announcing his plan, which was supported by President Bush, to open up the rest of the country’s coasts to oil drilling. This, he said, ‘would be very helpful in the short term in resolving our energy crisis.’ But two weeks earlier, on May 29, the same Sen. McCain reiterated his opposition to opening up the country’s coasts to oil exploration by saying that the necessary infrastructure would take ‘years to develop’ and that ‘it would only postpone or temporarily relieve our dependency on fossil fuels.’ Which McCain is right, the June 17 one or the May 29 one? Are you and the rest of consumers going to benefit from drilling our shores and our dearest and most pristine places? Let’s put all this crude rhetoric through the truth refinery...

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