Joe Kent is lying to his children if he thinks relying on more oil and gas drilling will save his kids from a quickly heating world due to fossil fuel driven Climate Change. While Energy Independence is a great idea, his approach is incredibly wrong-headed. He apparently believes the lies told to him by own party regarding their collusion with Oil and Gas companies to keep plundering and polluting the world for the sake of shared greed.
Joe Kent also seems to believe the lies of auto industry lobbyists. The Auto Industry could easily help increase our country's Energy Independence by making cars and trucks, especially trucks, with improved technology to have higher MPG standards, but the auto industry won't implement these changes unless Congress forces them. Joe Kent should open his eyes and see that the move to more renewable and less polluting technologies such as electric or hydrogen fuel cells furthers that independence goal more the fossil fuel drilling ever will.
Joe Kent further LIES when it comes to saying U.S. energy independence should rely on nuclear energy. He foolishly thinks it’s clean, safe and affordable.
Aside from the obvious problem of where to store used nuclear reactor waste, The average nuclear power generating cost is about $100 per megawatt-hour. Compare this with $50 per megawatt-hour for solar and $30 to $40 per megawatt-hour for onshore wind. Renewable energy from Wind and Solar has been proven time and again to be safer and cleaner than nuclear energy, but we guess Joe Kent would rather that Washington State have more polluted Hanford nuclear waste sites than admit he's lying about his energy plan.
Sadly, it’s his children and their children that will have to deal with the awful consequences of his misguided energy lies.