Pierre DuPont calls it an adiction to regulation.
So expanding America's energy production is the obvious priority. Common sense would suggest that we should begin tapping into the estimated 102 billion barrels of oil sitting under America's Outer Continental Shelf and in Alaska. That domestic supply could replace America's importation of foreign oil for some 25 years.
But what we see from Congress is a continuation of the past 25 years blocking any new drilling.
But our country's political establishment, from Congress to the press and the presidency, has worked for a quarter century to prevent increases in our energy supply.
And they are not about to stop now even though these policies take us farther and raather away from energy indepence.
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