Gallery: Obama Travels the US Touting ‘All of the Above’ Approach to En...

 

President Obama is hitting the west and midwest with a series of speeches touting his “all of above” energy policy, which reads like a Country Buffet menu. Few will like everything on the plate – in his press release and stump speeches this week he is touting fast tracking oil pipelines and small nuclear reactor research. Energy efficiency and renewable technology took up the slack as he announced the Green Button Initiative as well as a tiny biofuels and lightweight material grant. While it is good news that energy policy is now –finally — the center of debate, what’s missing in the President’s speeches is any mention of the crushing need to reduce green house gas emissions, which has become a political third rail as of late.

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