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January 25, 2011

State of the Union’s Energy History

January 25, 2011
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For years our Presidents have called for energy independence during their State of the Union Addresses. Yet our political leaders have been working hard to slow energy production here at home: locking up federal lands for energy development, increasing regulations, proposing renewable energy mandates, and promoting cap-and-trade schemes.

Ironically, all of these public policy adventures have increased our dependence on foreign oil and increased the cost of energy.

Let’s try something new, Mr. President — let’s get the government out of the energy industry.


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