Thursday, May 18, 2006

Democrats' energy plan focused on alternative sources

I've been waiting for a Democratic better idea than the continued subsidy of big oil for exploiting their leases on offshore drilling sites they lease from Uncle Sam. It surfaced Wednesday:
"The bill . . . calls for expanding the use of alternative fuels for vehicles, in part by requiring more federally owned vehicles to use them, and by ensuring that more service stations sell them.

The bill would also revoke subsidies for the oil industry, increase subsidies for the renewable fuels industry and restore aid to low-income Americans struggling to pay energy bills."

The report is from the New York Times, where you need to be registered to read online. And here's the Reuters account of the same proposal.

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