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From Pennsylvania governor to the secretary of energy Ed Rendell is open to changing hats that Hillary Clinton backer says count him in if Barack Obama.
Takes the White House.
What was the secretary Rendell -- for energy.
He joins us now on the phone from Harrisburg.
Governor thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule.
-- are if you were to be the secretary of energy.
How do you solve a 140 dollar and 21 -- barrel problem we got.
Well of -- well let me say right that this is sort of -- like that so I -- to a Pittsburgh radio station this morning after my term as governor was over which is not until January of 2011.
If there were opening any advantage -- transportation.
I'd be honored to -- -- Barack Obama but.
-- -- finish my term as governor.
-- being considered vice president and couldn't take energy or transportation.
At the beginning to have an Obama administration so wanna make that clear that sent what we have to do an energy.
Interestingly I sort of as slightly agree with John McCain we have to send a psychological blow.
Across the ocean to many different parts.
-- the world.
And I would convene if I -- secretary of energy out of the president can be on almost day one.
At best minds in this country the best scientists at best.
Doors and I would declared subpoena -- -- Manhattan Project full speed ahead of that we're gonna become energy independent not just 50% but energy independent by 2030.
-- told along the way and the congress to move up to cafe standards.
The mileage per per gallon cars are required to yet let's start fighting back until after the round ball let's fight back let's fight our long term let's play it short term -- urge every American in the next three days.
To get out there and check your tire pressure.
-- -- -- 10% savings on.
Against -- -- -- 10% savings to cut -- their speed is 6062 miles an hour on the turnpike.
-- 10% change its car pool and maybe some federal incentives for corporal real bad governance that I -- -- and I.
It's governor with all due respect we have a problem today 2011 -- a long time away listening -- you -- a psychological blow across the ocean.
What about the drilling in the -- -- -- that -- opposed to that.
I only because I don't think it's effective it doesn't have any real effect -- 2030.
And even then the Bush Administration says it'll probably only influence the price of oil -- a few steps by that -- so now we've got particular aspect.
And if someone can convince me that trillion under proper conditions -- make it an immediate impact governor I consider.
Governor I'm -- trying to convince your right now I've spoken to two of the major drillers in the world and probably two of the biggest -- in the world Transocean.
And Diamond Offshore Drilling -- spoke to officers of the company and they say anywhere between one in five years and start bringing some oil out of the ground the out of congress Russia.
And Marty and that is extremely.
The Bush Administration disagrees with them -- the EPA -- the Bush Administration it is.
No impact for at least ten years and no real impact for 22 years and that's the bush administration on the outlook -- -- the senate to monitor.
-- -- sir sir if they worry if you were to be proven -- sincere the secretary of energy or anyone have proven that he had a year or three years as the window for pulling oil out of out of the out of kind of -- would you be opposed to event.
If there was tremendous upside yeah -- have to look at the downside out but no it is convinced me or anybody else.
If there's any sort of tremendous upside.
And I wouldn't be explored if it would delay.
Getting the cut the business of weaning ourselves off and throw him and you understand that that.
You know that oil is gonna get tougher and tougher and more expensive to drill because -- go deeper and deeper and deeper and everybody knows that so.
And I think you have to -- alleviate prices.
That is gonna happen as long as -- -- totally dependent on fossil fuel I would look as Barack Obama's I would look to expand nuclear under the right conditions -- has to be a part of our portfolio for energy.
Clean coal gasification.
We can produce on -- -- for fuel.
I -- throw -- in our surrogate throws in your real quickly you know there have been reports and we with unconfirmed.
That there's -- potential for China and Venezuela drilling off the coast of Cuba and may actually be accessing somebody oil.
That is rightfully ours.
Would would that.
It incentivize you to put a -- on the ground.
It can't buy it again it's a question -- benefits how soon.
Directed -- and balanced off against the cost of potential cost and the environment we have to look at -- all those things aren't docile but absolutely closing the door but -- And shown any immediate benefits and the -- by the Bush Administration says there's not going to be any immediate benefit.
It would I think we are taking their word they're they're pretty good -- Got governor Rendell I'm gonna send you some of the information that I -- that you disagree with the Bush Administration I absolutely do they tell me -- -- as it related to more than -- so George Bush and Dick -- your disagreement.
You can put it on record I did not have enough.
After speaking I don't know if -- -- -- I disagree with it but what I promise you I read -- but also I -- to stress -- it is site that I lord willing -- will walk out of their capital campaign in January 2011.
And -- only come -- and look at pork.
I think it's at all but it is an academic discussion absolutely so early in the illicit activity if if Barack Obama gets in I'm just thrilled that you -- at least willing to talk about -- listen to my myself that this card.
All right thank you so thanks for joining us.
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