Mar 6, 201508:31 AMVan Lines
with Joe Vanden Plas
Don't kill the American energy advantage
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We should also be exporting more energy. In late January, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to reduce unnecessary roadblocks for approving liquefied natural gas export stations. Passed on a bipartisan vote, it offers more permitting certainty for builders of the LNG export stations that will be necessary to serve new consumers of American natural gas.
Expediting such projects creates jobs in the U.S. and reduces global dependence on unstable energy supplies in hostile territory. As long as Russia’s paranoid Putin behaves like there’s still a Napoleon or Hitler lurking in every corner of Europe, Russia will use its crude oil to intimidate neighbors. We can arrest Putinesque hegemony over that continent by giving the European Union competitive energy options.
We are, at long last, in a position to tell the world’s worst regimes what they can do with their oil. Why don’t we?
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