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"To keep our economy growing, we also need reliable supplies of affordable, environmentally responsible energy.  Nearly four years ago, I submitted a comprehensive energy strategy that encourages conservation, alternative sources, a modernized electricity grid, and more production here at home -- including safe, clean nuclear energy. My Clear Skies legislation will cut power plant pollution and improve the health of our citizens. And my budget provides strong funding for leading-edge technology -- from hydrogen-fueled cars, to clean coal, to renewable sources such as ethanol.  Four years of debate is enough: I urge Congress to pass legislation that makes America more secure and less dependent on foreign energy. "

President George W. Bush

State of the Union Address

February 2, 2005

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