Bachmann in Iowa: Energy problem is easy to solve

Campaigning in Iowa over the weekend, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann said that energy is “the most easy problem for America to solve,” reports the Des Moines Register.

Stopping at the Wells Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor & Museum in Le Mars, she told the crowd:

“We have 25 percent of the world’s coal here. Trillions of cubic square feet of natural gas here. We just built one of the world’s largest lines of natural gas here,” she said. “We have got more oil in three Western states in shale oil than all of Saudi Arabia. Did you hear that on your local nightly news? Are you kidding? We’ve got it. I say let’s go get it.”

And at a Sunday stop at the Point of Grace Church in Waukee, she spoke to 200 people for 20 minutes, the story said:

[S]he didn’t urge churchgoers to come to the GOP straw poll this summer, nor did she mention the Iowa caucuses, or the president, or even the word “Republican.” Instead, she focused on God and her personal history.

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Comments (5)

  1. Submitted by Howard Miller on 07/05/2011 - 11:42 am.

    Michele Bachmann does not buy into the science that suggests CO-2 emissions from burning fossil fuels are changing the global temperature, with uncertain and possibly catastrophic effect. Not surprising, given how many other things she gets wrong.

    But that doesn’t mean the science is wrong. It isn’t. And it doesn’t mean we can ignore the problem. We can, but it’ll still have its effects, what ever Michele thinks personally.

    I’d rather a more forward-looking person, someone with vision, who can help shape a future world where we don’t destroy the earth through our stubbornness to understand it’s complexities. I’d rather someone who is reality-anchored, frankly.

    Stay with the witness program, Mrs. Bachmann. Natural role for you, and you do no harm there.

  2. Submitted by Michael Bowler on 07/05/2011 - 12:40 pm.

    Coal, natural gas, oil? All fossil fuels, all major contributors to climate change. And this is Michelle Bachmann’s simple solution to the energy crisis. Simplistic indeed and devoid of science! And what about the mercury pollution from coal whereas wind energy is a Minnesota resource!

  3. Submitted by Sheryl christina on 07/05/2011 - 05:32 pm.

    Mr. Howard, You’re right M. Bachmann doesn’t buy into the global warming scam….I don’t either. And, by the way, there “is no consensus on global warming.”
    And Ms Bachmann is a forward thinking individual with a vision….just not your vision…but definitely my vision.

  4. Submitted by James Hamilton on 07/05/2011 - 05:32 pm.

    Fortunately, Rep. Bachmann makes herself the “most easy” target.

  5. Submitted by Gregory Lang on 07/06/2011 - 06:13 am.

    RINO republicans Huntsman and Romney are proponents of “Al Gore science” on Global Warming/Climate Change/Global Climate Disruption (or whatever they are calling it this week!)

    In late March, in my Basically the USA has the most potentially recoverable fossil fuel reserves of any country in the world.

    Baaken oil and gas is around $40 per barrel crude oil break even and coal to oil conversion is around fifty dollars per barrel crude break even. Do the math.

    Our Michelle Bakmann is onto something!

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