Without an aggressive, intelligent, and practical energy policy the United States will wither and decline.The lifeblood of all nations on our planet is energy. If a nation were to be personified as a person, energy would be our food, our water and our air. Without food water and air the body will die and without a steady flow of energy, nations will die.
Make energy our first initiative. We have a lot of energy resources. We have a lot of expertise in energy technology. We need a lot of energy. The rest of the world needs a lot of energy. And – we – need – to – put – a – lot – of – people – back – to – work. Energy could be the leading industry to expand our work force while reducing our bleeding of American wealth to foreign energy producers.
Because putting Americans back to work is the first step to our climb back to prosperity, I favor an approach that sets the economic aspect of our energy policy as the highest precedence in the formulation of a new comprehensive energy policy. Eighty five percent of our total energy consumption comes from petroleum, natural gas and coal. That means that eighty five percent of our energy producing technology and infrastructure is structured around petroleum, natural gas and coal. Our first goal should be to greatly increase the United States’ production of these resources. I am proposing that we fast track permits for all aspects of natural gas, petroleum and coal production. All infrastructure projects, such as the Keystone Pipeline, should also be fast tracked as soon as possible. This strategy would put the energy and construction sectors back to work, would move us towards energy independence and would greatly reduce the flow of American wealth to overseas energy suppliers.
As we continue to ramp up the nation’s energy industry, our next goal will be to make the United States and our friends in the American continents the world’s leading “cartel” in energy production. This new energy alliance will shift the heart beat of the energy industry back to the Americas and will establish the United States as the leader of this new alliance. An alliance like this could counter any threats of cutting oil flow from potential overseas adversaries, would give us a say in pricing strategies and generally add to our security by having more control over global energy flow.
Call on your congressional representatives and tell them to put America back to work by unleashing our energy industry. Tell congress we want increased domestic production in natural gas, petroleum and coal. And tell your representatives that America needs the construction of all segments of the Keystone Pipeline to commence immediately.