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What's more American than baseball, hot dogs — and Chinese apple pie? China is the OPEC of apples, producing roughly half of the world's crop, and it is using its clout to press for expanded access to the long-restricted American market. But Beijing must first convince the U.S. Department of Agriculture that its apples are safe to eat and will not bring pesticides that could destroy crops and appetites alike.
Obama could use abundant U.S. oil and gas to break Russia's energy stranglehold
According to famed oil and energy entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens, if the United States were to build the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, it would eliminate the U.S. dependence on foreign oil and make OPEC "obsolete." Hasn't that been an elusive, stated goal of every administration since the 1973 oil embargo, which first introduced Americans to the quality-of-life detriment known as gas lines?
Forty years ago this week, America received a harsh lesson about the dangers of relying on others for energy. President Nixon's decision in the midst of the Yom Kippur War to resupply Israel with U.S. weaponry gave members of the OPEC cartel an excuse to embargo oil supplies to this country and drive up prices worldwide. It became known as the "oil shock" of 1973.
Blocking the pipeline won't affect climate change
You just can't please the apple-knockers, soreheads and doom-criers. Everyone who ever sat in a long line back in the 1970s, waiting for an hour or two to get a few gallons of gasoline, often entertained himself with a fantasy of big oil strikes to put the Saudi princes in their place, preferably on a planet in an obscure universe far, far away.
The rapid growth of U.S. oil production is transforming global markets and easing supplies just as China and the rest of the developing world move to overtake the developed world for the first time in consumption, the International Energy Agency reported Tuesday.
Since antiquity, the Middle East has been the trading nexus of three continents — Asia, Europe and Africa — and the vibrant birthplace to three of the world's great religions.
The Senate energy committee's top Republican rolled out a plan Monday for broad policy reforms that call for increased domestic oil drilling and loosening federal regulations, an effort designed to make the country largely energy self-sufficient by the end of the decade.