We saw this article a couple of weeks ago, and wanted to share it with you, because it underlines the work that President Trump is doing to move our country towards energy independence, and it doesn’t mean following well trod paths that haven’t worked:
President Donald Trump took office and announced a radical departure from 50 years of received energy “wisdom.” In a speech to the Energy Department months after taking office, he said that for decades leaders peddled the myth of energy scarcity. Most of it is self-imposed, he said. What the country needs, he said, isn’t “alternative” energy, or new austerity measures. It’s a government that “promotes energy development.” Trump listed actions he was taking to lift federal impediments to energy production.
Lo and behold, Trump was right.
Advanced drilling technologies have opened vast expanses of domestic oil and natural gas. And as domestic production skyrocketed, imports have been steadily dropping.
Trump doesn’t deserve the credit for this boom. Oil companies do. But unlike his predecessors, Trump understands that energy independence doesn’t require yet another “energy plan” that tells people to wear more sweaters in the winter and wastes money on “new” energy sources.
It just requires government to get out of the way so that oil companies can get at the vast supplies of good old oil and gas right under U.S. soil.