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Obama’s Energy Speech

Here’s the text of his speech on energy.  This section, in particular, jumped out: 

I also believe that in the short-term, as we transition to renewable energy, we can and should increase our domestic production of oil and natural gas.  But we should start by telling the oil companies to drill on the 68 million acres they currently have access to but haven’t touched.  And if they don’t, we should require them to give up their leases to someone who will.

Here’s McCain’s answer, via Eric Cantor, from a conf. call today: 

USA Today: Democrats talk about the 68 million acres of leases and Use it Or Lose It: McCain supports that — because it’s already the law!  The leases already return to the government if not developed. It’s a distraction, not a new policy.

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