Our country has to pursue an energy policy that promotes economic growth and is environmentally sustainable. World-wide energy demand is increasing while at the same time the oil market is dominated by unstable or hostile nations. Americans must eliminate the threat of nations using oil as an economic weapon. We need an energy policy embedded in our free enterprise system that relies on the American entrepreneurial spirit, which raised the standard of living throughout the world. Being dependent on foreign countries means we, the #1 Superpower in the world, are susceptible to supply disruptions, price hikes and loss of wealth.
Do we really want to create jobs? Then, why don’t we immediately strive to be energy independent? We can create jobs overnight – drill immediately and build power plants while we look for other alternative sources of energy. Developing our own vast oil and natural gas resources will create good-paying jobs and increase tax revenues and thereby improve our economy.