Having officially made it public news that he has plans to become the future president of the US, Mitt Romney also saw it fit to once again poke fun at Barack Obama's views on the future of the energy industry in the US, arguing that whilst the latter is concerned about environmental policies, the economy of the country is pretty much left to fend for itself.
A few days back, we talked
about how Mitt Romney believes that the US needs to turn towards fossil fuels if it is to achieve energy independence.
Also, we reported
on how Barack Obama responded to these claims by stating that the Republicans display a “disdain for green energy.”
This is bound to cause some very serious problems on the long run, both from a financial standpoint and as far as phenomena such as climate change and global warming are concerned.
Still, Mitt Romney is anything but willing to give up on his plans to boost American economy by pushing for the use of oil and coal, and his latest speech
stands as proof of this.
Thus, the politician commented on his energy policies as follows: “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet. My promise... is to help you and your family.”
Furthermore, “(...) by 2020, North America will be energy independent by taking full advantage of our oil and coal and gas and nuclear and renewables.”
Granted, this speech lists renewables as a potential energy source to be used in the US, but odds are that, given this Republican's views on environmental protection and green electricity, they will not be made the most of.
It comes as no surprise that several American citizens who are concerned both about economic stability, and about climate change and global warming, saw it fit to provide Mitt Romney with some feedback on his speech.
More precisely, one person wished to point out the fact that “Romney makes global warming joke during warmerst year on modern record,” whereas another one argued that, “Nothing wrong with wanting to slow the rise of the oceans. Def not mutually exclusive with helping you & your family.”
From where we stand, even more intense debates will most likely soon spark, especially seeing how US's future energy policies stand to have consequences on a global scale.