Latta: U.S. Energy Boom Another Promise Kept
Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) is highlighting the importance that the recent energy boom is playing in the U.S. economy and for national security with the news that the United States now is the leading oil producer in the world. That’s the first time the U.S. has been in the number one spot since 1973. Latta, who serves on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, has long-supported policies to increase domestic energy production and decrease American reliance on foreign oil.
“Energy policy is not just about ensuring a strong American economy, lower prices for consumers, and keeping more of our dollars at home – although that certainly is a large part of it,” said Latta. “It’s also one aspect of building a strong national defense. Producing our own energy means a safer United States as we don’t have to rely on Middle East countries or Russia to meet our energy needs. Surpassing a country like Russia in oil production is a major geopolitical victory and helps us combat their destabilizing actions.
“With that said, this energy revolution has only been possible because of pro-energy policies that have been put into place and American innovation. Technology has led to new ways to harness energy and support jobs here at home. Once again, this is another example of the naysayers getting it wrong and underestimating the creativity, ingenuity, and resiliency of U.S. workers and businesses. The domestic energy production boom is another promise kept to the American people.”