Richardson spoke today at an investers confernce in New York City for oil and gas. Richardson didn't cowtow - he actually laid out his plan for weaning America off our oil addiction:
Calling dependence on foreign oil America's ``Achilles heel,'' the New Mexico governor outlined a broad plan for promoting energy independence in a keynote address at an oil and gas conference in New York sponsored by investment banking giant Bear Stearns.
In prepared remarks, Richardson set a goal of reducing oil imports by 40 percent and replacing liquid fuels with biofuels by 2025, and called for a 75 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050.
``Our ability to drain the swamps of terrorism depends in part on our political will to change how we produce, distribute and consume energy,'' Richardson said. ``In the West, it's not just liberal college kids who ask what we are doing about global warming - it's the conservative farmers and ranchers whose way of living is at risk.''
The final segment really gets me. Coloring terrorism, global warming and the political spectrum of American in the frame of renewable energy & energy security creates a vivid scene for any reader. Renewable energy security is the future of our country.
We could choose a candidate that has little to no experience moving government towards that better and cleaner tomorrow, or we could choose someone who has made the calls, politically innovated and seen results.