Bush And Kerry's Misleading Promises Of Energy Independence

An analysis of how George Bush and John Kerry are misleading U.S. voters with promises of energy independence.
November 1, 2004, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Kerry focuses on conservation efforts, but most agree his plan is little more than an outline. Bush supports expanded drilling in Alaska to increase domestic oil supply, but the US has only about 3 percent of the world's oil reserves. At current rates of consumption that would only last 4.5 years.

In many ways, the Bush and Kerry proposals are similar...The main difference is that Bush would increase the supply of oil by expanding domestic drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Kerry opposes this idea and places greater emphasis on reducing oil consumption through renewable energy and government regulation requiring vehicles to get better fuel mileage. But experts agree that neither candidate's proposal would achieve independence from foreign suppliers."

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Published on Wednesday, October 27, 2004 in FactCheck.Org
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