US Inches Toward Energy Independence in America

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This article (from 2012) talks about the rising prices of oil and how the rising prices has increased supply. Interestingly, consumption has decreased due to the high prices. What does that mean is being done with the oil so much more is being produced?

The article mentions that supply of AMERICAN oil has increased, and that the US is importing less of it. Certainly it is possible that more oil is being extracted now than ever, but we simply need to realize that this exists where we are pursuing a sort of national energy independence.

The article continues to question the way that President Obama had handled the pressing issue of climate change thus far. Sustainability is social, economic, and environmental, and it appears that the environmental aspect has been forgone for an increase in economic success among producers.

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