Energy policy rarely takes center stage in a presidential race. But amid high gasoline prices this year, voters seem to be paying attention.
Both President Bush and Sen. John Kerry are touting long-term plans to cut dependence on foreign oil and develop new sources of energy at home — while criticizing each other's positions. NPR's Allison Aubrey reports.
The Candidates on Energy Policy
Sen. Kerry on on Energy Independence
(from a speech given May 27, 2004 in Seattle)Kerry on Spurring Alternative Energy Sources
(from a March 29, 2004, speech in Sacramento, Calif.)Kerry on Energy Independence
(from a May 25, 2004, speech in Portland, Ore.)President Bush on the Need for Congress to Pass an Energy Bill
(from a May 13, 2004, speech in Parkersburg, W.Va.)Bush on Energy Independence, Hydrogen-Fueled Cars and Nuclear Power
(from a May 3, 2004, speech in Niles, Mich.)Bush on Gasoline Prices
(from remarks to reporters following a May 19, 2004, Cabinet meeting)