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Obama’s Energy Plan

now, I am an obama supporter, and i believe that given our choices, obama is the better direction for the country. but i have some criticisms.

in his new energy plan, released yesterday, there is only brief mention of actually getting at the root cause of our energy consumption:

Build More Livable and Sustainable Communities
Over the long term, we know the amount of fuel we we will use is directly related to our land use decisions and development patterns. For the last 100 years, our communities have been organized around the principle of cheap gasoline. Barack Obama believes that we must devote substantial resources to repairing our roads and bridges. He also believes that we must devote significantly more attention to investments that will make it easier for us to committed to reforming driving and public transit.

so that’s it? no plan to fund transit solutions? no plan for high-speed commuter and intercity rail? not one mention of trains or rail in the whole thing.

i say throw some support behind solutions that are going to get cars off the road. like flying cars. (thanks doug!)

Categories: Politics, Transportation.

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  1. Aj, Come on, isn’t rail totally 19th century!? Where is the reference of flying cars that make that cool bubbly sound? I would totally vote for someone who promises that.

    Doug8/4/2008 @ 6:44 pm
  2. Have you seen this??
    Freaking hysterical.

    Jean8/6/2008 @ 9:06 am

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