Congressman Bartlett, Republican, Maryland, gave the third of four planned speeches on peak oil and potential remedies to congress today. He is getting a modest amount of coverage in the press and does not have seemed to aroused any action by his fellow congressmen. He does have several good points 1) even if we are not at peak oil now, our demand is growing so fast that we may not have enough supply 2) that ANWR is but a blip and not going to make much difference 3) the Chinese are securing oil contracts around the world 4) that our coal reserves could deplete in 40 years if we don't find alternatives. The first three speeches seem pretty repetitive, he really doesn't have much to say about remedies.
Bartlett voted no on the energy bill: "I voted no because the energy bill falls far short of President Bush's strategy to respond to the reality of threats to America's economic and national security from our dependence upon cheap imported oil. Oil isn't forever."
Does Bush have any strategy except to support big oil and push hydrogen?
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