Obama Makes Same Energy Mistakes As Every President Back to Nixon: Won't Tax Properly

We weren't big fans of Obama's energy speech of a couple weeks back, given its general lack of vision and tired similarity to energy speeches by the last eight presidents in focusing on US energy independence. There's another similarity between Obama and every president back to Nixon, as eloquently pointed out in Yale e360: President Obama refuses to mention one the key things that would put US energy policy on the right course, accurately pricing energy so that fuels are taxed so that all the externalized costs are included in the price consumers pay.

Wonky sounding, but more important to creating a low-carbon, green economy than pretty much everything we talk about on TreeHugger.Read more: Yale e360
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