As Oil Spill Continues, Obama Touts Alternative Energy Sources 

From the Associated Press: President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the “heartbreaking” oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico underscores the urgent need for alternative fuel sources to feed the United States’ energy needs. Speaking at a northern California company that manufactures solar panels, Obama said that moving to an energy strategy more dependent on renewable sources of fuel would create jobs and secure America’s economic future. The president has long said renewable sources of energy, such as wind and solar, will play a vital role in the nation’s future. But he has also moved to expand offshore drilling, recognizing that the U.S. dependence on oil will continue for many years, and the political reality that more drilling could help him win Republican support for a broad-ranging energy bill. Read more

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