Friday, February 3, 2012
President Obama visits Buckley Air Force Base for an energy talk.
Highlighting key concepts of his State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday January 24th, 2012 President Barack Obama came to Colorado's Buckley Air Force Base as part of a five-state tour. President Barack Obama briefly stopped at Aurora’s Buckley Air Force Base on Thursday January 26, 2012 to promote his concept of an “all of the above” energy strategy. The White House emphasized their push for clean-energy use on military bases and public facilities by choosing the Buckley Air Force Base as their location for the energy talk.
“Last year we relied less on foreign oil than any time in the past 16 years,” he said while speaking at a Buckley hangar. “But we’ve got to do more, because even if we tapped every drop of domestic oil, we’ve only got 2 percent of the world’s oil reserves,” the president added. “We’ve got to have an all-out, all-of-the above strategy, develop every available source of America energy, and it’s got to be a strategy that is cleaner and cheaper and will create all kinds of new jobs.”