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If we gave Americans first dibs on buying any energy product we produce, the US is already energy independent.
What Exactly Are People Marching for When They March for Science?
Yes but that increase the size of the government which is an anathema to the right.
It I argued that the private sector is more efficient (i.e. getting the oil at a lower cost). Also do not forget the private sector will claim unfair competition despite holding us to ransom. OPEC may not like it neither.
If we gave Americans first dibs on buying any energy product we produce, the US is already energy independent. For as much flack as Obama got for being anti drilling, under his administration we increased oil production significantly. The US produces almost as much oil as Saudi Arabia, and we actually export more than we import.