Recycling Renewable-Energy Rhetoric; Obama Bypasses Fossil Fuels to Burn Green Dollars
Byline: Rep. Mike Kelly, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
At a congressional hearing Tuesday on De- partment of En- ergy green-en- ergy programs, Secretary Steven Chu said, I am not an expert on oil reserves.
You don't say.
In 2008, Mr. Chu famously said, Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe, revealing a level of animus toward oil that President Obama's handpicked energy secretary has carried with him throughout his tenure as America's chief energy policymaker.
When asked yesterday about his 2008 quote, Mr. Chu said, I'd rather dwell on what my record has been in the department since I became a public servant instead of discussing a philosophy he held just months before being sworn into office but that …
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Publication information: Article title: Recycling Renewable-Energy Rhetoric; Obama Bypasses Fossil Fuels to Burn Green Dollars. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: March 21, 2012. Page number: B01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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