America's Quest for Alernative Energy, from CBS Sunday Morning, Aug. 15.
In the wake of the Gulf oil disaster, calls for cleaner, greener energy, are growing louder.
"Now is the moment for this generation to embark on a national mission to unleash America's innovation to seize control of our own destiny," President Obama said in June.
If that rallying cry sounds strangely familiar, it should.
In January 2006, Mr. Obama's predecessor George W. Bush said America "must move beyond a petroleum-based economy to make our dependence on Middle Eastern oil a thing of the past."
In June 2000, then-President Bill Clinton stressed the need to, "maximize conservation and maximize the development of alternative sources of energy."
Going back even further, Richard Nixon declared in January of 1967 that the U.S. would "break the back of the energy crisis" by the end of the decade.
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