"The best answer… is to try to make us independent of outside sources to the greatest extent possible for our energy. "
The United States is blessed with abundant resources and should not only be energy independent, but also a major exporter. The failure of previous administrations to unleash this potential has only enriched many of our nation's enemies (such as Iran). The United States should not be vulnerable to economic blackmail due to an over-reliance on foreign oil and gas.
It is time to unleash the potential of American energy by removing the misguided regulations of the past. The development of American coal, oil and gas will bring jobs, prosperity and opportunity to our people, and it will, likewise, be a blessing to our friends and allies around the world.