The United States' rapidly declining crude oil supply has made a stunning about-face, shredding federal oil projections and putting energy independence in sight of some analyst forecasts.If the administration would let us tap it, we might be on our way to energy independence. With gasoline prices shooting up, energy is on the minds of every American and we've got all that energy laying in the ground. Our President's decision to block the Keystone XL pipeline has cost America energy and jobs and that should be his epitaph.
I agree that there is a place for green energy. We should proceed with experimentation with solar power, wind power, coal power, nuclear power, every form of energy production, but we've got lots of hydrocarbon energy under our feet and we're foolish not to use it. Our President is foolish for holding us back.
Louisiana knows about oil booms and busts, and we also know how energy production gives good jobs and excellent paychecks to lots of people. The rest of the nation is discovering what we've known for a long time. It makes no sense not to use the resources we have at hand.