Steve Chapman on the Democrats Who Are Holding Energy Hostage


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For decades, Americans have been told of the evils of importing energy. It sends our money abroad, the argument goes, makes us vulnerable to supply disruptions, strengthens our enemies and weakens the economy. Now, though, the tide is turning. Domestic natural gas production is booming. Not only will we no longer have to import the stuff, we'll actually have enough to start exporting. But to hear some people tell it, writes Steve Chapman, the only thing worse than importing energy is exporting energy.