29 Aug '12, 4pm

GOP convention, day one: A platform built on oil, an argument based on inaccuracy

GOP convention, day one: A platform built on oil, an argument based on inaccuracy

The Republican convention is underway. We’ve got robust coverage of their focus on climate change , but thought we’d look at what they’re saying about energy as well. After all, who knows? Maybe Republicans are newly committed to building sustainable energy systems and Mitt Romney is just out of sync . Photo by James Currie . El oh el. The current Administration has used taxpayer dollars to pick winners and losers in the energy sector while publicly threatening to bankrupt anyone who builds a new coal-fired plant and has stopped the Keystone XL Pipeline. The current President has done nothing to disavow the scare campaign against hydraulic fracturing. Furthermore, he has wasted billions of taxpayers’ dollars by subsidizing favored companies like Solyndra, which generated bankruptcies rather than kilowatts. To kick things off yesterday, the party released its platform [PDF]...

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