"Tonight, I ask Congress to join me in pursuing a great goal. Let us build on the work we've done and reduce gasoline usage in the United States by 20 percent in the next 10 years. … To reach this goal, we must increase the supply of alternative fuels, by setting a mandatory fuels standard to require 35 billion gallons of renewable and alternative fuels in 2017 – and that is nearly five times the current target. At the same time, we need to reform and modernize fuel economy standards for cars the way we did for light trucks – and conserve up to 8.5 billion more gallons of gasoline by 2017. … America is on the verge of technological breakthroughs that will enable us to live our lives less dependent on oil. And these technologies will help us be better stewards of the environment, and they will help us to confront the serious challenge of global climate change." — President George W. Bush, State Of The Union Address, 1/23/07After a long battle with Big Oil and Big Food, Congress and the Administration came together in overwhelming numbers to support an energy bill for America's future.
For his courage and leadership helping to free America from foreign economic oil dependence, Food and Fuel America.com is proud to name President George W. Bush its "Man of the Year" for 2007.
Source: Whitehouse.gov/State of the Union Address
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