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Gulf oil disaster revive truly the cap and trade debate does the president want to last night joining the company Christie Todd Whitman pulled -- -- A former EPA administrator on the president George W.
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Cap and -- and taxing common the president really really wants time to put up points on call.
What's that you announced try to have a discussion about national energy policy but I think he missed the boat last night it is too late to do wouldn't want to do.
We do need to have a discussion on a national energy policy yes very much self.
Felt that he didn't his problem was.
In my opinion the president's problem last night was he didn't take control of this bill right from the get go the first thing you should have done when it happened is called in the head of BP.
Of Transocean and Halliburton and there is a fourth company that was out there on the rig involved.
Right away and said what are you gonna do I want your plan he -- shown that he it was taking control -- it.
Then he could've gotten into this discussion.
Having a national energy policy for -- frankly for congress to be holding hearings and who's to blame right now.
Just distracts -- those people from doing what they should do which is capping this thing cleaning it up we can talk all day long about the need for a new national energy policy -- -- but what we're really talking about is raising the price of gas at the pump and electricity to -- homes because that's what happened Friday.
The energy policy would do but an all you -- any of that energy policy doesn't have to be just cap and trade -- now.
But we've got a couple of different bills and -- Lisa Murkowski has a new -- -- it and actually bipartisan bill and it talks about more nuclear that talks about putting some money in for conservation that talks about a much more balanced approach.
Will we reduce carbon and do we do I happen to think that reducing greenhouse -- would be a good thing I do.
But we did we can do it in a way that doesn't stop the economy soul and win we'll never know luckily no it wouldn't -- no -- -- you know I happen.
Absolutely you -- gonna get yesterday -- I think we are we have we have had even been sort of you know we have fifteen consortium now that are that are moving for about 25 the environmentalists are starting to talk right coach -- something called case energy clean safe energy coalition clean -- energy -- A.
It's it got completely I'm -- reticent about 101000 people are already part of you is in America a couple of I was governors we did with Three Mile Island let me get our power I think.
In America we get now to small groups of people.
All breaking through the courts to hold everything -- And a -- watchers say that we've gone don't hope for nuclear.
It's gonna take years and years Gallup just did -- studies and for the first time ever they have highest number over 50% of the American people felt nuclear should continue to be a part of our.
-- I will make an educated -- it really able political now.
But they don't have the same opportunity to intervene if they did before because Nuclear Regulatory Commission has adopted what I would call it a deep on the design build maintain and operate.
It's an upfront permit.
Their opportunity to intercede now is right at the very beginning they don't get it every step of the way in the passing -- companies have to come back to the NRC.
Reciting for technology for a whole host of things every time they came back -- -- could get them and according.
Carolina here's what about environmentalists get rid of them already and tell them to be quite good and big issue here is our national security are deployed -- don't reliance on foreign oil.
This is what needs to stop this should be the -- marketing campaign and I think.
To get this -- -- and then we pull everything in we tried everything everything not just one thing and we slowly left the -- -- really you know last we need to.
All on land drilling in shallow water -- -- shallow water is a lot of that has been exploited already and that's why they're going on fifteen miles what we need to do was look at.
Why or what how are we using our oil.
The vast majority of oil goes to mobile sources we can do better -- that.
We can do we can do better than using oil from moving cars and buses and trucks around and we need to look at how we use our -- how we we use our mix of.
It is years away to -- but everybody's been saying that they're twenty years I have where we aren't -- better than their little thing come -- let's do it now we got to start I had -- have to -- car let's talk about -- idiotic and stop -- this -- done -- six -- to you this can down the road start now what's being kicked down the road is drilling for -- oil big time now and that's not gonna run out either if nobody's saying you stop.
Drilling entirely I don't believe that we ought to do.
Because of this BP -- what we did back after that Three Mile Island with nuclear which -- we got out of the business can't do that we need -- we're gonna have to drill.
I think the real question we have to look at is.
How we've been regulating it how we -- that clearly there was a breakdown MMS with the minerals management services just it's laughable what they were -- actually it's not it's tragic.
And it wouldn't make good fiction people wouldn't believe it.
Christie Todd Whitman you know you gotta tell it.
At a time you know you know how this happens Apatow who's going so well we come back and -- I'd love to have the conversation was good and strong Christie talk.
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