The Lexington Project
The Lexington Project is a plan proposed by 2008 U.S. Presidential candidate John McCain to move America towards energy independence. He named it for the town Lexington, Massachusetts where the American Revolution began.
Components of the plan include:
- expanding domestic oil and natural gas exploration and production,
- taking action to break U.S. dependency on foreign oil by reforming the transportation sector,
- investing in clean, alternative sources of energy, such as wind and solar power.
- protecting the environment by addressing climate change,
- promoting energy efficiency,
- addressing speculative pricing of oil,
- off-shore oil drilling along the continental shelf,
- investing in nuclear technology, and
- utilization of clean coal technology.
- Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
- Project Independence - an initiative announced by U.S. President Richard Nixon on November 7, 1973, in reaction to the OPEC oil embargo and the resulting 1973 oil crisis.
- McCain Unveils Energy Plan 'The Lexington Project' June 25, 2008
- New York Times: McCain’s Lexington Project
- 'Student Project on The Lexington Project'] Remarks in Las Vegas: 6/25/08
- Energy Independence: The Ever-Receding Mirage: 30 years of presidential futility and failure, Ronald Bailey, July 21, 2004