395 GT Ethanol Work - GT Ethanol Work Ctd DDI 2008 GT Logan Ethanol Work Continued 1 GT Ethanol Work Ctd DDI 2008 GT Logan At Corn Key to Obama

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GT -- Ethanol Work Ctd. DDI 2008 GT    Logan At: Corn Key to Obama Obama is emphasizing strategic petroleum reserves now, corn isn’t a key part of his strategy TOM RAUM , AP reporter, 8/4 /08, “Obama: Tap nation's oil reserve to help gas prices,” Associated Press, http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5isOFwdbq0tsqatW6vJpkDRTI1gMgD92BJJSO1 In a reversal, Barack Obama proposed Monday that the government sell 70 million barrels of oil from its strategic petroleum stockpile to help reduce gasoline prices . The Democratic presidential candidate said in a major energy speech that in the short-run the move could help drive down gasoline prices that now top $4 a gallon. Previously, Obama opposed tapping into the reserve, but campaign spokeswoman Heather Zichal said he reconsidered because "Americans are suffering." Past releases from the reserve have "lowered gas prices within two weeks," Obama said. The Illinois Democrat said U.S. politicians have failed for three decades to deal with the energy crisis and his GOP rival John McCain has "been part of that failure." Speaking to reporters in Pennsylvania, McCain again advocated more oil drilling off the U.S. coast. "Anybody who says that we can achieve energy independence without using and increasing these existing energy resources either doesn't have the experience to understand the challenge that we face or isn't giving the American people some straight talk." Obama is emphasizing energy and the economy in campaign stops this week in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Gas prices have become a top issue in the presidential contest, and polls show McCain has used the issue to gain ground on Obama. Obama called tapping the petroleum reserve a short-term response to a long-term problem. "Breaking our oil addiction is one of the greatest challenges our generation will ever face. It will take nothing less than a complete transformation of our economy," he said. "This transformation will be costly, and given the fiscal disaster we will inherit from the last administration, it will likely require us to defer some other priorities." Obama also reiterated his statement Friday that he could support limited new offshore drilling if it were needed to enact a compromise energy policy to foster fuel-efficient autos and alternative energy sources.
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395 GT Ethanol Work - GT Ethanol Work Ctd DDI 2008 GT Logan Ethanol Work Continued 1 GT Ethanol Work Ctd DDI 2008 GT Logan At Corn Key to Obama

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