Politics

Barack Obama And Mitt Romney Wanted "Apollo Project...Manhattan Project" For Energy Independence In 2008

Presidential rivals Mitt Romney and Barack Obama offer different plans today for getting America energy independent. But in 2008 Obama and Romney's plans were remarkably in similar, featuring a huge investment in clean energy. Obama's was financed through a cap-and-trade system, while Romney's was financed through tax credits.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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