Last updated on: 11/26/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Democratic Governors Association (DGA) Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“America’s economy is hampered by its dependence on foreign oil, which adds to our trade deficit, increases the nation’s energy costs, especially for manufacturers, and is harmful to the environment. By dramatically reducing this dependence and investing in domestic sources of energy, we will create jobs, and strengthen the economy. Democratic Governors have made significant strides in the states, but need the federal government to do its part by:…

2. Cutting Down on Government’s Use of Energy. The federal government should lead the way toward energy independence by requiring 25 percent of its 600,000 vehicle fleet be equipped with hybrid technology. That alone could cut oil imports by more than a million barrels a year.”

“America Competes,” DemocraticGovernors.org, Jan. 24, 2006

Description:

“Founded in 1983, the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) is an independent voluntary political organization organized to support the candidacies of Democratic gubernatorial nominees and incumbents across the nation…

The DGA is comprised of all governors in U.S. states and territories who belong to the Democratic Party.”

“About the DGE,” www.democraticgovernors.org (accessed Nov. 25, 2008)

Mission:

“The DGA also serves as the united voice for America’s Democratic governors and seeks to further Democratic policies and ideals at the state level.”

“About the DGE,” www.democraticgovernors.org (accessed Nov. 25, 2008)

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Quoted in:
  1. Should the US Subsidize Alternative Energies?