Needlessly capping California’s oil

Needlessly capping California’s oil

Washington Times | April 11, 2014 | by The Washington Times Editorial Board

Last year, fracking supported 2.1 million jobs and contributed $284 billion to the U.S. economy. As a result, the United States achieved the highest levels of oil production in 25 years. In 2005, America imported 60 percent of its petroleum and that number is down now to 28 percent. The increase in domestic crude oil and natural-gas production means America doesn’t have to defer to the feelings of Middle Eastern sheiks.

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