Do President Obama's energy policies promote all types of energy sources or just certain kinds?
The question has been a hot topic in recent weeks, both inside the halls of Congress and on the campaign trail throughout the country. Congressional Republicans and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney argue Obama is promoting only renewable energy and stifling domestic production of oil, natural gas, and coal. The Obama administration maintains it supports safe production of all types of energy, including fossil fuels. The incumbent president's reelection campaign added fuel to the fire when it initially left coal, which generated 42 percent of the nation's electricity last year, out of an "all of the above" energy graphic it posted on its website.
Which side is closer to the truth? What kind of policies could Congress and the Obama administration implement that would promote a whole array of energy sources, including renewables and fossil fuels?