Saturday, March 15, 2008

Jackson Hole Radio interview with Obama

Barack Obama was interviewed on Jackson Hole Radio on the morning of the March 8 Wyoming caucuses. In it, he talks about national issues such as health care and college affordability, but also western-oriented issues such as land use, coal sequestration, and clean energy transition. He speaks of a "Manhattan Project" for energy, an emphasis on R&D for alternative sources that would include wind and solar, as well as coal. In an interview with the Casper Star-Tribune, he likened the all-out effort for clean energy to NASA's "Apollo Project."

Whatever you call it, Obama is proposing an actual energy policy, something that has been totally lacking during the Bush & Cheney years. I take that back. Their energy policy has been simple: "Foreign oil -- and more of it." Or, as Upton Sinclair put it in the title of his 1927 book: "OIL!" It's just a bit ironic that the 2007 film based, in part, on the novel is entitled "There Will Be Blood." Not only in Texas and California oil-boom country, but in Basra and Baghdad too. The sequel: "There Will Be Blood -- for Iraqi Oil!"

To listen to the Sen. Obama interview, go to

Thanks to jhwygirl for the podcast link

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