All Americans would benefit from access to untapped energy resources in Alaska. It would provide more oil and natural gas to fuel our economy, maintain our quality of life and enhance national and economic security. Alaska today offers the U.S. an opportunity to increase our domestic oil and natural gas supply.
Exploiting that opportunity in the 1970s proved an extraordinarily valuable contribution to enhancing U.S. energy security, when two oil crises disrupted world supplies and caused economic havoc.
Today, we can see how valuable these domestic oil resources are when we look at how low gasoline prices are at the pump.
Policymakers need to embrace an “all of the above” energy approach that leverages our offshore and other petroleum resources in Alaska to create an energy plan for America that boosts, rather than inhibits, our economy.