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VOX POPULI: Living up to our climate rhetoric means accepting higher oil prices

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Gasoline was "as vital as blood in the coming battles," declared French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929) during World War I.

With these words, he tried to convey his nation's urgent need for assistance from the United States, which was the world's top oil producer at the time, according to the book "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power" by U.S. author and energy expert Daniel Yergin.

In his strong feelings about oil, Clemenceau may well have met his match today in U.S. President Joe Biden.

Soaring gasoline prices are seriously hurting America as an automobile society. They are also........

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