LANGHORNE, Pa. (CBS) – President Barack Obama was in the Philadelphia area today, talking up his administration’s plans for reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil during a stop this afternoon at a wind turbine plant in Bucks County.
The president says he wants to cut energy imports by a third and double the amount of electricity we get from clean energy sources — sources like wind power.
He spoke to mostly employees at Gamesa, an overseas company that manufacturers wind turbines in Pennsylvania.
“I think that what you do here is glimpse of the future, and it’s a future where America is less dependent on foreign oil, more relied on clean energy produced by workers like you,” he told the crowd.
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If we can meet those goals, the president said, our economy will be less vulnerable to swings in oil prices and it will be less stressful for families trying to make ends meet when they fill up at the pump.
This is his second trip to Gamesa. He toured the plant as a candidate in 2008.
Todd Quinones Reports …
Reported by Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio; Todd Quinones, CBS 3