President pushes for new environmental plan, youth should get the message

By Jackie Turchi
February 1, 2007

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2007 the President of the United States delivered the State of the Union Address to Congress. President Bush’s agenda for the night was to discuss three economic reforms such as: federal budget, earmarks and the challenge of entitlements. I don’t see eye to eye on many of the same issues as the president except for the environmental issues discussed on Tuesday night.

He lead into the concern of our environment by saying, “Extending hope and opportunity depends on a stable supply of energy that keeps America’s economy running and America’s environment clean.”

Bush’s main focus on cleaning up the environment was the issues over foreign oil which our country has been dependent on for far too long.

Having dependence on foreign countries to supply a resource which is very imperative to live off of can cause major problems. Our economy has already felt the effects of the dependence of foreign oil with the price of gas rising in these past couple of years.

I agree with the fact that generation Y is the generation of technology and we have the power to change. I believe in order to make change affective you need to target the youth of America.

Educating ourselves about the environment by generating electric power, clean coal technology, solar and wind energy are a number of answers to cleaning up our environment and keeping it a livable society for years to come.

One goal that Bush is hoping to see is that by the year 2017 he would like to see the reduction of gasoline being used by 20 percent. I personally think that this task is very achievable.

This year Cabrini College is also taking a part in cleaning up the environment. Located next to the trash cans in Jazzman’s Caf

Jackie Turchi

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