Arnold Schwarzenegger on Energy & Oil
Republican CA Governor
Schwarzenegger said, "The future is green energy; sustainability; renewable energy."
California's businesses complained that it would cost them millions to comply with the new act. The governor was accused by his own supporters of being anti-business.
Arnold followed through on his commitment to address global warming by suing six carmakers--GM, Toyota, Ford, Honda, Chrysler, and Nissan--regarding their vehicles greenhouse gas emissions, which, he charged, accounted for 30% of all carbon emissions. At the same time, he announced he was giving up his own fleet of Hummers to underscore his commitment.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is leading the way. He has set in motion a state program to produce enough hydrogen and offer it at enough service stations to permit Californians to switch to cars powered by hydrogen by 2010. Schwarzenegger plans to require gas stations along CA interstates to offer hydrogen. Since almost everyone there lives near one of these roads, it will be possible to drive a hydrogen-powered car throughout the state. He plans to team with BC, Washington State, Oregon and Baja CA to create a “hydrogen highway” that would from BC to Baja. Since one-fifth of new car sales are in CA, the tail may soon wag the dog into doing what we need to fight terrorism.
A: California is identified for its beaches and magnificent coastline more than any other single feature. I am opposed to offshore oil drilling. I will urge the federal government to purchase the remaining offshore oil leases as has been done in Florida.
A resolution that it is the goal of the United States that, not later than January 1, 2025, the agricultural, forestry, and working land of the US should provide from renewable resources not less than 25% of the total energy consumed and continue to produce safe, abundant, and affordable food, feed, and fiber. [Governors also signed letters of endorsement at www.25x25.org]
Rep. SALAZAR: "Our resolution establishes a national goal of producing 25% of America's energy from renewable sources--like solar, wind and biofuels--by 2025. The "25x'25" vision is widely endorsed, bold, and fully attainable. If implemented, it would dramatically improve our energy security, our economy, and our ability to protect the environment.
"I am pleased that more than 20 of my colleagues in the Senate, from both sides of the aisle, are cosponsoring this resolution. In addition, the "25x'25" vision has been endorsed by 22 current and former governors and several State legislatures across the country. The Big Three automobile manufacturers--Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors--are all behind "25x'25" So are many agricultural organizations, environmental groups, scientists, and businesses, ranging from the Natural Resources Defense Council to John Deere.
"These Americans understand that we cannot continue to import 60% of our oil from foreign countries, many of which are hostile to the US, if we aim to be strong and secure in the world. They know that we will have to build a clean energy economy if we are to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. It is time for Congress to take a more active role in our clean energy future. Establishing a national goal--"25x'25" is the first step."
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