Obama: End dependence on fossil fuels

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June 2, 2010 11:41:01 AM PDT
PITTSBURGH (AP) - President Barack Obama says the country's dependence on fossil fuels jeopardizes national security, the economy and the environment - and must be ended. The president said: "An America that runs solely on fossil fuels should not be the vision we have for our children and grandchildren."

Obama spoke to an audience in Pittsburgh Wednesday as the broken oil well in the Gulf of Mexico continued to spew oil unchecked.

He called for rolling back billions of dollars in oil company tax breaks and using the money on clean-energy technologies. And Obama pledged to find the votes for Congress to pass a sweeping energy bill that's stuck in the Senate.

The president said that without a major change in energy policy America will continue to send money overseas for fuel.


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