(Editor's Note: Biden dropped out of the presidential race for the Democratic nomination, following a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2008, where he got only about 2 percent of the delegates. )
America's national security and future health depends on government action against our dependence on oil and cleaning up the environment. Through investing in the efficient technology of lithium batteries and requiring every automobile be equipped with flex-fuel production to ensure a 40 mpg standard by 2017, America can ween itself from fuel dependency. He proposes legislation that gives $50 million to states to educate citizens on the implementation of energy efficient technology. He wants to impose tougher standards on plants to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and mercury and fine those that do not cooperate.
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Biden's plan for the environment includes reversing global warming, implementing the Clean Power Act, requiring more flex-fuel vehicles and protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from drilling.
YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYQS_Hg5p6U
Biden answers a YouTube question that asks what types of sacrifices the American Government should ask of the people regarding energy independence and the environment.
YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoS6V5BYHzY
Biden discusses how his plan to end America's oil independence expands toward ending all fossil fuel dependency and moves the U.S. toward renewable energy technology.