(CNN) — President Barack Obama used the oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico to advance his alternative energy agenda Wednesday, calling it a warning that America needs to transition away from dependence on fossil fuels.
“The catastrophe unfolding in the Gulf right now may prove to be a result of human error — or corporations taking dangerous shortcuts that compromised safety,” Obama said in remarks at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“But we have to acknowledge that there are inherent risks to drilling four miles beneath the surface of the Earth — risks that are bound to increase the harder oil extraction becomes. Just like we have to acknowledge that an America run solely on fossil fuels should not be the vision we have for our children and grandchildren.”
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