Once Again, Palin Goes To Bat For Big Oil

January 25, 2010 11:05 am ET — Chris Harris

During the 2008 presidential campaign, John McCain and Sarah Palin fought to give Big Oil nearly $4 billion in tax cuts and free rein to drill off America's shores.

On January 24, 2010, Palin took to her Facebook page, once again, to go to bat for big oil companies.

In a post titled "Where's the oil in our national energy policy?" Palin urged the Obama administration to allow Big Oil to "ramp up" drilling inside America's borders.  Palin's "plan" naively relies on 19th century energy sources to solve America's 21st century challenges.

While petroleum will, no doubt, play a role in America's energy portfolio for some time to come, Palin's solitary focus on oil to solve America's energy problems ignores the outstanding economic opportunities presented by clean energy.

Investing in clean energy would create up to 1.9 million American jobs - FOUR TIMES as many as an equal investment in oil and gas.

A future in clean energy will break our dependence on oil from the Middle East, foster an economic boom, and supply the country with clean, abundant, and affordable American energy.