The oil leak in Gulf of Mexico that is spilling an estimated 1 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico on a daily basis is an example of why a new energy policy is needed, Franken said..
“We need a new policy and we need it now,” Franken said.
Franken’s promoting Midwest ethanol production — like the product being produced by the Otter Tail Ag ethanol plant in Fergus Falls — because it’s a safe, renewable energy option that is available immediately for our energy consumption.
“You’ve never seen a 45-day ethanol spill,” Franken told The Journal. MORE...
Monday, June 07, 2010
Fergus Falls Daily Journal (MN) --Al Franken: "Nation will not drill its way out of energy problems"