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Can We Have 'Energy Independence' and Climate Change?

The New Republic runs a piece titled: "'Energy Independence' will Destroy the Planet: U.S. politicians are fooling themselves on climate change."  

The piece argues that "we are now entering a new era of climate schizophrenia, with energy policy that accelerates climate change celebrated as a solution to global warming."  

"As the costs of fossil-fueled global warming grow, our leaders are accelerating the extraction of carbon reserves."

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