The legislation includes:
- Stricter fuel economy standards
- Expanded domestic oil and natural gas production
- Accelerated development of long-term renewable energy sources.
A poll conducted by the Council found that 80 percent of the public supports these measures.
It is unfortunate that an accelerated development of renewable energy is negated with increased fossil fuel use. This isn't getting us anywhere towards a cleaner, 21st century energy system. I would not feel "safe" knowing that we were increasing our global warming pollution, dirtying our air and water, and falling behind other nations that forging ahead with renewable energy innovations and technology.