How do the presidential candidates compare on our country's energy policy? The Wall Street Journal took an indepth look at the policies of McCain and Obama in its recent article, "In Energy Policy, McCain, Obama Differ on Role of Government" by Stephen Power.
Arizona Republican John McCain and Illinois Democrat Barack Obama say a lot of the same things about energy and environmental policy: Both want to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil and fight global warming. Both want binding caps on greenhouse-gas emissions. Both see a stepped-up role for nuclear power.
So does that mean that America will get the same energy strategy no matter which candidate wins? Not by a long shot.
Sen. McCain's and Sen. Obama's goals may sound similar, but the candidates would pursue drastically different paths to achieve them.