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Just the Facts

February 13, 2013 1 minute Read by Four Percent

Bernard L. Weinstein, National Journal

Truth in politics could be considered a misnomer. Let’s stick to the facts. Earlier this year, President Obama embraced an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy for the United States touting a two-pronged plan to pursue renewable, next-generation energy sources while simultaneously ramping up production of traditional fossil fuels to ensure the necessary energy for U.S. economic growth while helping to reduce the country’s reliance on foreign suppliers. However, progress on the natural gas front has increased in spite of President Obama’s energy policies not because of them. When President Obama took office, the country anticipated importing natural gas from places like Algeria and Qatar. Today we know the U.S. is sitting on at least 150 years of supply of clean, affordable natural gas, and the nation is poised to become a major exporter of liquefied natural gas. Read More