McCain, Obama duel over energy

06/26/2008 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama are clashing over energy policy as each seeks to showcase his plans to address record-high gasoline prices. McCain vows to wean the nation off oil imports by 2025. He wants to encourage development of electric cars, new nuclear plants, offshore drilling and clean-coal technology. Obama says McCain is pursuing "gimmicks." Obama is pushing a $150 billion plan to create millions of new jobs, boost the manufacturing base and develop climate-friendly energy sources.

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