By Fred Lucas ~
America is approaching energy independence, but still needs to remove obstacles, Energy Secretary Rick Perry says.
“We are very close to being energy independent,” Perry told The Daily Signal in a brief interview. “Regarding our ability to retrieve energy, we don’t need anybody. Transportation may be our biggest impediment.”
“We are not here to pick winners and losers,” says Energy Secretary Rick Perry, here taking questions from reporters June 27 at the White House. (Photo: Pete Maravich/UPI/Newscom)
The United States is a net energy exporter, the former Texas governor noted, but an old law and the Obama administration’s preference for some energy industries over others prevented the nation from being as strong as necessary.
The 1920 Jones Act requires that vessels carrying fuel or other goods in U.S. waters between U.S. ports must be built, registered, owned, and crewed by American citizens.
Because it costs more…
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