Serious Energy Policy a July 4th Priority
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David A. Harris
Executive Director, American Jewish Committee
Week of June 30, 2008
Friday, we celebrate our nation’s birthday.
are occasions for presents.
America has given us big presents – freedom
But what present
are we giving back?
be no better gift than a new energy policy.
Fourth of July weekend approaches, high gas prices are a painful reminder of
what we face.
We can do
ways out of this mess, not overnight but over time. We need political vision.
And each of us must do our part.
we’re giving daily presents to other countries, some hostile to American
annually about 3.6 billion barrels of oil.
At $140 per
barrel, that’s an outflow of about $500 billion per year.
economic stimulus if more funds stayed right here.
It’s up to
all of us to make it happen.
ajc.org. Learn about AJC’s energy leadership.
David Harris of the American Jewish Committee.