Politicians urge aggressive work on energy alternatives

05/01/2006
Washington politicians observed Earth Day 2006 by calling for aggressive research and development of alternatives to oil and gas. They also pledged to closely monitor gasoline prices for possible gouging as the driving season approaches.“This nation does not have to choose between a strong economy and a clean environment; we can have both at the same time,” President George W. Bush said Apr. 22 at the California Fuel Partnership in West Sacramento.Investing in hydrogen and other new technologies will keep the US strong, its fuel prices affordable, and its economy independent of parts of the world that are politically unstable, he maintained.More immediately, however, prices ar...
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