03 Sep '12, 2pm

5 National Parks At Risk Under Romney’s Energy Plan

“If you’ve seen one redwood tree, you’ve seen them all,” then-Governor Ronald Reagan famously said. It would appear that Mitt Romney embraces a similar philosophy. Romney recently released his energy plan , and the first point on the “Romney agenda” is: Empower states to control onshore energy development. The plan reads: “We have an unprecedented opportunity to make our natural resources a long-term source of competitive advantage for our nation. If we develop these resources to the fullest, we will not only guarantee ourselves an affordable and reliable supply of energy, but also enjoy benefits throughout our economy.” The premise of the plan is that energy independence is an achievable goal for America by 2020. However, as The New York Times points out , the simple truth is that a country that holds less than 3 percent of the world’s reserves but consumes more than 20 p...

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