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Focus on finding sources of clean energy

BENNETT: Bennett said he was in favor of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge because it would create hundreds of thousands of jobs. The impact of drilling in ANWR would be the equivalent of affecting an area the size of the bottom of one of the goblets on the table, he said.

VAN DAM: Van Dam said only 5% of the world's oil supply is in the continental United States and the country should instead turn its focus to finding sources of clean energy.

Source: [Xref Bennett] UT Senate Debate, in Spectrum Oct 14, 2004

America must develop alternative energy sources

America must move toward energy independence. In the short term, we must encourage efficient use of a mix of existing energy sources as we continue to rely on imported fossil fuels to keep energy prices down. In the long term, to insure a secure future and maintenance of our standard of living, we must support aggressive research to develop realistic alternative energy forms in commercial quantities.
Source: Campaign website, vandamussenate.com Jul 20, 2004

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