Barack Obama Tackles Energy Issues

August 6, 2008

(AP) - Barack Obama is not yielding to John McCain on the issue of energy. Obama will hold his own town hall meeting on the issue in Elkhart, Indiana Wednesday.

Obama is blaming Republican energy policies for some of the nation's economic woes while his GOP rival advocates a large expansion of nuclear power.

Obama Wednesday told an audience in Youngstown, Ohio, that the
Bush energy policy was tilted to provide tax breaks and favorable treatment for Big Oil.

Outside Detroit, another depressed Rust Belt city, McCain became the first presidential candidate in recent memory to tour a nuclear plant.

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