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August 7, 2006--Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) delivered a major speech on "Energy Freedom, Putting an End to Foreign Oil's Dangerous Grip on America's Future," in which he called for a national policy to replace 25 percent of U.S. oil imports over 10 years using a variety of new incentives (text of speech).  Pataki envisages promoting increased efficiency and greater use of non-petroleum fuels; bolstering the production of non-petroleum fuels; and expanding the fueling infrastructure to make petroleum alternatives readily available.  He also highlighted energy accomplishments in New York during his tenure as governor.  Two and a half months ago, another potential 2008 presidential candidate from New York delivered a major energy policy speech in this same location (>).  (more)
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