Obama succeeded for 8 years to keep Republicans at bay.
Not only in making policy changes to reform taxes and win the war on terror, but also to literally keep them out of certain geographical lands that would mean greater freedom for the American people.
Now, with the stroke of a pen, President Trump is breaking through Obama’s stronghold—and restoring energy independence to the United States.
The U.S. Senate voted to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas exploration and drilling early Wednesday morning, as it passed the Republican tax reform bill on straight party lines, 51-48…
For decades, Alaska politicians have urged Congress to open the northern, coastal portion of ANWR — known as Section 1002 — to fossil fuel development. That is where, due to underground geological formations, the chance of major oil and gas discoveries is highest. Technological advances in drilling, and innovations such as ice roads, have enabled the fossil fuel industry to access oil deposits with lower risk to the environment than was once the case.
Environmental groups have opposed opening any part of ANWR to oil and gas development, arguing that it would interfere with migratory wildlife, and that fossil fuels cause climate change, which in turn warms the Arctic.
Alaska’s politicians have argued that the nation needs the resources under ANWR — and that Alaska needs the jobs.
But every time Washington seemed ready to open ANWR, it backed down — until now. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) delivered the achievement that had eluded even the legendary, late Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK).
Don’t be fooled by what the liberals say. Preventing drilling in ANWR was not about the environment. It was about protecting foreign oil–much of which pulls the strings of globalists.
If we want to be a strong country again, we need energy independence. We can’t rely on foreign oil or other resources. America is rich in natural resources. Resources that liberals prevented from being used. It seems they were happy with high energy prices and a lack of good jobs.
With the tax bill becoming law, ANWR will be open for development. Only a small portion will be needed for drilling. But that will mean many jobs, more American energy, and of course money flowing into the economy.
Who can argue with that?