Friday, August 15, 2008

What About the Tar Sands?

Candidate Obama's website claims he supports "Create Millions of New Green Jobs" The last bullet point is "Prioritize the Construction of the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline."

It's interesting to note that Alaska natural Gas is needed to develop Canadian Tar Sands .

Obama's support of the Alaska Gas Pipeline is appreciated, but does Obama also support development of Canadian Tar Sands as part of a "Green" agenda?

Also - the phrase "Prioritize the Construction of the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline" could mean placing the Alaska Gas Pipeline at the bottom of the list. What's wrong with saying "Build the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline"?

Obama should clarify these points before he is truly listed among supporters of the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline.

3 comments:

P Diggity said...

Tactfully said!

Now post something about the way that McCain feels on the matter.

The best energy policy is DIVERSITY!

AK Engineer said...

I'm not sure McCain has an opinion on the Alaska Gas Pipeline. Which says a lot since I try to keep up with the topic.

I invite anyone aligned with McCain to educate me on his position.

In general I'm disappointed that that Senators McCain, Stevens, and Murkowski have been more or less silent on topic of the AGIA bill passage or the plans of the Denali Pipeline team.

Are these Republicans simply allowing the free market work or are they waiting to read the polls before they form and opinion?

p diggity said...

I think the Republicans have lost their spine and they all have their fingers up in the air trying to figure out which way the wind is blowing.