Reposted from the Huffington Post:
National energy policy expert and former Chairman of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission
Posted: 08/09/2013 2:50 pm
I read daily that America’s shale oil revolution means we are finally on our way to being energy independent. If so, does that mean our national security interests no longer require American troops to defend foreign oil imports from the Middle East? But more importantly to you and me, will we pay less at the pump if we are more energy independent?
Defining what energy independence means is important. Less than twenty years ago, I was part of a petition effort to get the Clinton administration to declare our then fast-growing reliance on overseas oil a threat to our national security and our economic well-being. Being free from dependence on foreign oil is a critical, because we spend so much in American lives and livelihood to defend foreign sources of oil.
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