Addicted to Oil: National Security and the Environment

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In his State of the Union address, President George W. Bush called for cutting dependence on Middle East oil by 75% in the next 20 years. The former oil man said that America's "addiction" to oil can be broken by new technology, including clean coal, nuclear power and cutting-edge methods of producing ethanol. While even critics call that a positive rhetorical change, they complain that President's budget is cutting back on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and ask whether he has a real alternative program. One of the top White House environmental advisors will outline the President's plans. Environmentalists will ask, why not include increased mileage standards for automobiles? What about global warming? We also get reaction from the Middle East. Are oil exporters worried?
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Congressman John Boehner

Office of the House Majority Leader

Birnbaum's article on 'earmarking'

2006 State of the Union: Advanced Energy Initiative

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards

Energy Emergency Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (S 1735)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

National Football League (NFL)

National Lung, Heart and Blood Institute

Scripps Howard News Service article, 'Supersized in the NFL'



Warren Olney