Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The foreign-policy dividends of America's oil boom

Those who are vociferously railing against fracking and the proposed new pipeline project in the U.S. presumably don't care about the jobs the U.S. oil boom is creating, the cost of gasoline and home fuel oil/natural gas, nor do they care about American energy independence.  All this must give way to questionable environmental concerns.  Therefore, I assume these critics will likewise care little about the foreign policy leverage that the oil boom provides Uncle Sam.  But for the benefit of those of you, who understand that there is more than one important public policy issue at stake in the energy/environmental debate, I offer this guest essay from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies newsletter:


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