Representative Ralph Norman, a Republican, recently authored an article on Breitbart.com.
In it, he issued a dire plea to his fellow American citizens:
The United States needs to figure out how to power its future.
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has shown that the American economy, particularly the energy sector, is very susceptible to fluctuations because of things happening outside of America.
This is obviously an issue, because do we really want to be at the mercy of the decisions of other world leaders?
Putin’s invasion into Ukraine and what it has done to our gas prices shows us that we most definitely do not.
The fact that our gas prices went to the moon because just one of the countries we buy oil from became off-limits shows that we really need to get together a better plan for the future.
“Rather than choke private industry with rolls of red tape, let’s encourage climate-smart practices and innovation to carefully ease our transition away from fossil fuels while continuing to meet our energy needs.
To achieve energy independence, we must embrace an “all of the above” approach that balances our demand for energy, climate concerns, and strengthens our national security.”