Obama to Visit Argonne Next Friday to Talk Energy Policy

The focus of the trip is to “focus on American energy,” officials said.

President Barack Obama will return to his home state March 15 to visit Argonne National Laboratory, near Lemont, and discuss his energy policies, the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune are reporting.

An official told the Tribune that the trip is intended to “focus on American energy,” and may or may not also include comments on the impact on facilities like Argonne of funding cuts caused by the current sequester.

The Sun-Times notes that this is the President’s first trip to the Chicago area since speaking at Hyde Park Academy on Feb. 15; the First Lady visited McCormick Place on Feb. 28 to promote her physical-fitness campaign “Let’s Move.”

Argonne National Laboratory is also a Patch Local Voices contributor (and here).

Read more at the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times websites.

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Ron Burgandy March 09, 2013 at 01:53 AM
Energy policy? I am sure he will find a way to push gas prices up further! LOL
Rob R March 09, 2013 at 04:46 AM
Maybe the Pesident will follow Michelles preaching about excerise and fitness and eating healthy and take a bike over to Argonne, what better way to set up his excellent energy policies
Linda Schranz March 11, 2013 at 05:05 PM
I am sure you know that the president (any president) does not control gas prices.
Jeff Tandy March 11, 2013 at 07:54 PM
Linda, of course you only claim he doesn't control fuel prices because they are so high now. I'm sure if they were very low, you wouldn't be making that statement. Aside from that, US administrations can greatly influence supply and fuel taxes. Supply can be impacted by the relationship a president has with oil-producing countries. This president seems indifferent to foreign affairs and I have yet to see anyone from his admin putting pressure on OPEC and other cartels to increase supply. And, gas and fuel taxes are at an all-time high in this country because this admin's goal is to punish car and truck drivers.
Ron Burgandy March 12, 2013 at 02:32 AM
Linda, Your statement is true. Problem is your also validating the point I was trying to make. Good fiscal economic policy breeds a competitive environment where gas prices stay at an affordable level. Don't ask me why, I am not the expert. The economy doesn't lie however. When ever a President is using conservative policy to drive the countries economy gas prices remain affordable. History tells us this.


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