March 10, 2014

Counter Putin with Natural Gas

John Fund, National Review

The Associated Press

Post-Crimea, everyone suddenly recognizes that Russia is a potential geopolitical menace to the West.

But for years the Obama administration has completely failed to use the U.S.’s boom in energy production to increase its security and that of its European allies. Frustrated members of Congress from both parties now want to force the White House to stop delaying a full two dozen permits for the export of America’s abundant natural gas.

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TAGGED: Natural Gas, Ukraine, Russia, Vladimir Putin


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