President Obama Tells Georgetown Audience of Goal to Cut Oil Imports
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President Barack Obama announced a goal of cutting a third of oil imports by 2020 in a speech at Georgetown University on energy security March 30.
He told the audience of more than 1,000 students, faculty and guests that meeting the new goal depends on producing more oil domestically as well as replacing oil dependence with “cleaner alternative fuels and greater efficiency.”
Obama appealed to Georgetown students to pave the way for appropriate energy policy.
“We need you to dream big,” he said. “We need you to summon that same spirit of unbridled optimism, and that bold willingness to tackle tough challenges and see those challenges through that led previous generations to rise to greatness – to save the democracy, to touch the moon, to connect the world with our own science and our own imagination.”
This was Obama’s third visit to Georgetown. He spoke at the university while still a senator in September 2006 and returned as president in April 2009. [Georgetown University]