Gas prices suck! OMG, suck!! But Drilling, isn't the answer. We have to figure out a way to build our economy, build jobs and reduce green house gases caused by our reliance on oil. So, how? I think the answer is GREEN, and apparently, so does Jim Hoffa...
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said today that working Americans hard hit by rising gas prices and a collapsing economy demand a comprehensive long-term program focused on exploring and developing alternative sources of energy as a solution to the crisis facing our country.
“We are not going to drill our way out of the energy problems we are facing—not here and not in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,” Hoffa told labor and environmental activists at an Oakland, Calif., summit on good jobs and clean air. “We must find a long-term approach that breaks our dependence on foreign oil by investing in the development of alternate energy sources like solar, wind and geothermal power.”
Big thanks to Jason at CtW for the info on this one.