President Obama outlined a plan to reduce oil imports to the United States by one-third over the next 10 years by relying on further oil and gas drilling at home, development of biofuels and greater fuel efficiency in new cars and trucks.
With gas prices climbing because of unrest in the Middle East, the White House seemed to be responding to Republicans who have been complaining loudly for two months about the pain high fuel prices are bringing average Americans.
- “Barack Obama to Announce Aims to Reduce Oil Imports by a Third Over Next Ten Years” and related posts (nymag.com)
- Obama To Detail U.S. Energy Security Strategy (huffingtonpost.com)
- Obama Calls to Reduce Oil Imports Over 10 Years (foxnews.com)
- Obama to Outline Energy Plan (online.wsj.com)
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