This 4th of July we have added reason to celebrate America with the landmark achievement of energy independence. After decades of working towards this important goal our nation is now reaping the benefits of domestic energy production.
In the past few years, the United States has surpassed countries like Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s leading oil and natural gas producer. This historic milestone means our country no longer has to rely on foreign, and often hostile, sources to meet its energy needs.
The surge in domestic production has reinvigorated the American economy with an abundant and reliable supply of affordable energy. This energy independence has revived our manufacturing industry, drastically reduced energy costs for homes and small businesses, and reduced our trade deficits.
The American dream is alive and well today thanks to this defining accomplishment and the opportunities it has created.