Energy production, of all types, continues to grow in America. We are blessed with abundant resources and technology. Oil production has grown by 48% since 2008. As of 2011, we are the world’s top producer of natural gas, and have been the world’s top producer of petroleum since 2013. America is still a world leader in coal reserves. Over the past decade, renewable sources of energy have grown from 8.8% of the total U.S. power generation to 13.4%.
It’s an interesting question. That we’re even entertaining it, however, shows you how far off the rails candidates from Secretary Clinton, to interest groups, to the Democratic Party Platform have gone in proposing to ban energy production on federal lands in one way, shape, or form. It’s easy to spout rhetoric to rally the troops in a campaign season, yet shouldn’t politicians be answerable for the promises they make? We think so.
If Hillary Clinton gets her way, 7 states will be disproportionately affected by a ban on energy production on federal lands and waters. Find out more: http://bit.ly/2a4OqCx