At a Democratic National Committee fundraiser on Wednesday night in San Francisco, President Barack Obama called out climate change-deniers in Congress, and commented that investments in clean energy are crucial to help the economy, national security, and future generations.
Although Obama admitted, “Secret Service doesn’t let me pump gas now,” he still recognizes that high gas prices are seriously affecting Americans. Beyond the economy, this becomes an issue of national security “because we see what’s happening in the Middle East and we understand that a finite resource that is primarily located in a very unstable part of the world is not good for our long-term future.”
Obama said that we must invest in clean energy, mentioning solar and wind power, as well as electric cars. He went on to declare that the U.S. must stop giving $4 billion in taxpayer subsidies to oil companies — instead, the money should be put towards clean energy.