"Washington may not be ready to get serious about energy independence, but I am. And so are you. And so are the American people," President Obama said. "Inaction is not an option that is acceptable to me and it’s certainly not acceptable to the American people – not on energy, not on the economy, and not at this critical moment."

Full text of President Obama's remarks: energy.gov/news2009/documents2009/President_Obama_DOE.pdf

Full text of Secretary Chu's remarks: energy.gov/news2009/documents2009/Secretary_Chu_Introduces_President_Obama.pdf

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