SEARCH BLOG: ENERGY POLICY
For the two or three thousand people who live outside of California, you might be wondering why gasoline and other energy prices are so high.
Ask Senator Barbara Boxer why she opposes oil exploration while at the same time she demands that the President push for energy independence... and lays the entire responsibility on the U.S. automotive industry. And while she is adamant about "doing something" about global warming... making fossil fuels prohibitively expensive... she opposes the only reliable and ready alternative... nuclear power.By the way, the cost of regular, unleaded gasoline in San Francisco ranges from about $3.70 to $4.10 per gallon. I guess the cost of fuel is not a big deal to Californians because they keep electing people who oppose addressing the problem with anything more than blaming someone else and building roadblocks to actual energy independence.“Another vote switcher, California Democrat Barbara Boxer, said she voted against the amendment this time because it included nuclear energy alongside wind and solar as sources of 'clean' energy."Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, also decries our lack of energy independence. She echoes Sen. Boxer's sentiments that it is the automotive industry that has caused all of our energy problems and that we can’t drill our way to energy independence.She may be sincere in her opposition to drilling for more oil in U.S. territory as a way to avoid dependence on foreign oil, but sincerity may not be logically compelling in this instance.