Put free enterprise to work on energy and climate
By Bob Inglis — Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 18, 2012
Young Americans are watching their leaders hit the snooze button on energy and climate. For some of those leaders the snooze button turns off a sound they judge to be alarmism. For others the snooze button is a convenient way to delay difficult decisions. For young people delay is not an option.
That’s why we’ve brought the Energy and Enterprise Initiative to George Mason University in Fairfax. That’s why I spent time last month with American Legion Boys State delegations in Nevada, Oregon, Kentucky and North Carolina.
These rising leaders are not inclined to hit the snooze button. They’re preparing to own the future, to engage in tough questions, to look for shades of gray and to avoid moralizing blame games…