Offshore drilling is a rank political stunt. Really.
Jul 14, 2008
Leave it to the Bush Administration to find craven opportunity in every national crisis. Americans are being crushed by oppressive gasoline prices and the Administration's answer is to tell us that the best way to reduce gas prices is to give oil companies more acreage for drilling. Really? In fact, they tell us, the drilling should be offshore. Really?More...
Time Magazine Florida essay ... the truth can hurt.
Jul 11, 2008
Today's Time Magazine essay by Michael Grunwald (below) paints a very painful (but pretty accurate) picture of the challenges facing our state. He touches most of the major trendlines that are contributing to our decline — and takes some pretty fair shots at the groups responsible for the dysfunction.
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Energy Bill post mortem
Jun 25, 2008
Stopped by the Governor's "Serve to Preserve" summit today. It was a pretty impressive gathering of folks concerned about climate change. Years ago an event like this would have been attended by only the environmental community. The participants included nearly every sector of commerce. It's pretty evident that while government will clearly have a significant role in climate change policy, it will be the private sector that delivers the critical ingenuity to make any policy meaningful. The Governor began the day by signing the Energy Bill passed by the legislature this last session.More... ~ 2 Comments
More Election Year Gimmickry
Jun 18, 2008
John McCain's energy policy is bad news for Florida and the country. John McCain and the Republican Party are exploiting a real crisis to advance a priority of the oil industry. Rather than take consumer friendly approaches that examine the excess profits by the oil corporations they are presenting a faux solution that has perilous underbelly.
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