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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Philip Verleger
Paul Driessen's recent commentary piece ("Exploding biofuels' myths," Nov. 25) demonstrates the lengths to which climate-change deniers are willing to stretch the truth to end America's renewable-fuels program.
U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer.
Soaring gasoline prices are in the rearview mirror. The national average for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.51 per gallon, down from a high of $3.98 in early May.
"It's the most important change to the economy since the advent of personal computers pushed up productivity in the 1990s," says economist Philip Verleger, a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute of International Economics.