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Dubya Does Doha

President Bush is in the Rose Garden giving a heads-up on what his agenda will be when the G-8 meets in Doha.
He reiterated that the U.S. position is that China and India must be a part of any international agreement to limit GHG emissions.
He also noted that he will tell the G-8 that you can’t develop the energy technologies that will help us be better stewards of the environment if we don’t have strong economies. Hear, hear.
In response to a question on oil prices, the president said roughly (and in an animated fashion — with ready command of the facts, I might add): One thing is certain. We can effect the supply of crude oil, and the so the price of gasoline, by drilling for oil and gas in our own country — which we can do in environmentally freindly ways. But Democrats in Congress are not acting. Eventually, we’ll transition away from fossil fuels. But we’re in that transition period now. So write your Congressman: drill in ANWR, open up the continental shelf, and expand oil-shale efforts.
On the latter topic, check out Congresswoman Mary Fallin’s “Hail the Shale“ today on the homepage.

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