Madame has written another great op-ed on energy independence. An excerpt was also posted on Facebook. One of the first things Madame did in this piece was a little bit of math:
According to the Energy Information Administration, our total domestic petroleum consumption last year was 19.5 million barrels per day (bpd). Motor gasoline and diesel fuel accounted for less than 13 million bpd of that. Meanwhile, we produced only 4.95 million bpd of domestic crude. In other words, even if we ran all our vehicles on something else (which won’t happen anytime soon), we would still have to depend on imported oil.We have a President right now who can't correctly count the number of states and a Vice President who can't count the numbers of letters in the word "jobs", so I'll do the math for them. After all, it is my job to compute. This would mean that America would need to produce 1.55 million bpd in order to satisfy American consumption, even if cars ran on something other than gasoline!
Madame thoroughly discussed how one can be both pro-environment and pro-development, the benefits of using natural gas, renewable energy,the need to build more oil refineries, trade deficits, and job creation!
Madame closed with her one of her signature phrases and a knock at the Great Opologizer's signature phrase:
Alternative sources of energy are part of the answer, but only part. There’s no getting around the fact that we still need to “drill, baby, drill!” And if those in D.C. say otherwise, we need to tell them: “Yes, we can!".I'm surprised that the softy southpaws haven't gotten upset at Madame for that phrase: "Drill, baby, drill!". They probably think that it isn't politically correct or environmentally conscious enough. They probably think that "Find carbon-emitting fossil fuels, chronologically challenged person, find carbon-emitting fossil fuels!" sounds better.
It was another good piece!