Energy Independence A Matter of National Security

This sounds reasonable enough to me. Would any of you democrats want to explain to me and to the rest of America why you refuse to allow us to tap the energy resources that BELONGS TO WE THE PEOPLE? That us OUR OIL and those are OUR RESOURCES, and the jobs those resources would create could go a long way toward turning this economy around. It is foolish to think that you can go from 1% energy generation to enough wind and solar energy to reduce our use of carbon based fuels in a reasonable enough time frame to totally rule out all carbon based fuels. That is just plain foolhardy. Of course there is enough hot air in Washington if we could just tap that perhaps we would not need any other energy source. What say you?
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In the party’s weekly radio and Internet address Saturday, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said Republicans support a more comprehensive energy plan that would increase funding for energy research, develop U.S. oil and gas resources and promote clean coal and nuclear power.

He said renewable energy such as wind and solar power is important, noting that Wyoming has world-class wind resources. But Barrasso said wind and solar only account for about 1 percent of U.S. electricity, far below what is needed to meet the nation’s energy needs.

“There’s enough oil shale in the Rocky Mountain West alone to power America for the next hundred years,” he said. “As a nation, we need to be more energy independent. It is a matter of energy security, as well as national security.”

“As we approach this Memorial Day, it is my hope that the Democrats can work with us to develop solutions to make our energy supply clean, affordable and reliable,” he said.

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