Good News for Energy Security

November 14, 2012 – New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at


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Looking for good news?

Here’s some very good news.

The International Energy Agency just reported that America will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world’s top oil producer within five years.

It also predicted that the U.S. is within sight of becoming energy self-sufficient.

Just a few years ago, we were hopelessly dependent on oil imports from countries hostile to us.

Our petrodollars make their way to the coffers of those nations. They, in turn, use the money to support radical elements -- and to pay for lavish charm offensives in Western nations.

AJC has supported American energy security for nearly 40 years.

We’ve been calling for a rational and forward-looking energy policy that moves us toward independence.

Few things could do more to strengthen our economy and national security.

We still have a way to go, but the finish line is within sight.

And that’s news worth celebrating.

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