Sunday, October 14, 2012

Jim Hightower: Romney Revives Cheney’s Energy Plan

Did you support Dick Cheney’s secret drafting of energy policy with oil industry executives in 2001? If so, Jim Hightower tells you that Romney’s your man, with his adoption of positions that his big oil contributors love. Fracking, the Keystone XL pipeline and oil subsidies are in; preserving national lands and fostering alternative energy are out. This Hamm-handed plan was helped along by Continental Resources oil billionaire Harold Hamm, who chairs Romney’s energy advisory committee and was among industry leaders who showered Romney with over $10 million in August. No wonder Hightower says that Romney “out-Cheneys Cheney.” Listen:

(h/t: Best of the Left podcast)

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