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40 Years after OPEC Oil Embargo, U.S. May Finally Get Off Imported Crude

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So you think President Barack Obama’s calls for energy independence have seemed a bit starry-eyed? Well, every U.S. president since Richard Nixon has publicly called for the country to become self-sufficient. Why? Because of oil. Specifically, oil imported from Middle Eastern nations of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The ongoing chorus stems [...]

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A Look At Our (Mostly) Independent Energy Future

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In my last post, I described how the past eight US presidents pledged to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. None have succeeded yet… but by the time President Obama leaves office, oil imports will be lower than when he arrived, but as I previously explained, it’s not all because of his administration.* Now let’s [...]

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Eight Presidents, One Pledge: To Reduce Dependence on Foreign Oil


At a time when partisanship seems to lead most every story in politics, it’s worth highlighting a sweeping bipartisan push that’s lasted four decades… Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama have all made the same pledge to reduce our dependence on [...]

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What we really mean is energy security

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We can’t insulate ourselves from global oil markets, but we can have more control.

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