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Government Stands In Way Of Energy Independence

February 13, 2013 1 minute Read by Four Percent

Bernard Weinstein, Investor's Business Daily With a presidential election only eight months away, and pump prices up more than 15% since the start of the year, energy has suddenly become a major campaign issue. Predictions of $5- or even $6-a-gallon gasoline by summer have generated a media frenzy with some pundits predicting a double-dip recession and others claiming that rising gas prices drive home the case doubling down on renewables. Unfortunately, a reasoned public discussion of domestic energy policy options is not likely in today's venal political climate. The great irony is that for the first time since President Nixon talked about energy independence 40 years ago, America stands at the threshold of being able to achieve this milestone. Read More