Drill here, drill now Tuesday

I know, I never got into these when they were popular, but I have an interesting idea to propose, and it fits the title.

Let American develop American oil and gas resources. The choice could bring $1.7 trillion in U.S. revenue. Yes, trillion. From the American Petroleum Institute:

The ICF International study, commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute (API), shows that developing the offshore areas that had been subject to Congressional moratoria until recently, as well as the resources in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and a small portion of currently unavailable federal lands in the Rockies, would lift U.S. crude oil production by as much as 2 million barrels per day in 2030, offsetting nearly a fifth of the nation’s imports. Natural gas production could increase by 5.34 billion cubic feet per day, or the equivalent of 61 percent of the expected natural gas imports in 2030.

Here’s a summary of the report.

Imagine! Tax revenue and a move towards energy independence from one simple decision.

Did I mention the move would create jobs?


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