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Bush Backpedals On Vow to Break Oil Addiction

Thursday, February 2, 2006

It depends on what your definition of "import" is. Turns out the president was simply, well, exploiting American anxiety when he vowed during his State of the Union speech to break our addiction to Middle East oil in coming decades. This story from Knight-Ridder has Bush energy officials on and off the record admitting that the Oil Man in Chief was just being rhetorical and really has no plan for replacing fuel from the Middle East with more reliable (or cleaner) alternatives. Fortunately, EWG's analysis of American driving habits and oil consumption, Stuck in the Sand, shows how we really CAN break the addiction.


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