Bush Says US Must 'Get Off Oil,' Calls for More Nuclear Power

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With much of the higher prices of fossil fuels attributed to growing demand from China and India, President Bush says the world's largest economies must help developing countries plan for future growth with cleaner, less expensive technologies, including nuclear.

President Bush says America's search for alternative sources of fuel is a national security priority as well as an economic necessity. VOA White House Correspondent Scott Stearns reports, Mr. Bush wants to expand the use of nuclear power in developing nations.

President Bush told a renewable energy conference in Washington that America's dependence on foreign oil is a challenge to U.S. national security.

"Some countries we get oil from don't particularly like us," Mr. Bush said. "They don't like the form of government that we embrace. They don't believe in the same freedoms we believe in. And that is a problem from a national security perspective for the United States and any other nation that values its economic sovereignty and national sovereignty."...

With much of the higher prices of fossil fuels attributed to growing demand from China and India, President Bush says the world's largest economies must help developing countries plan for future growth with cleaner, less expensive technologies, including nuclear.

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