Opinion: Independence from oil will bring “energy independence” from Russia

Ten years before Russia invaded Ukraine, Clifford Krauss, writing in the New York Times, assured readers “US Inches Toward Goal of Energy Independence.”

More recently, in the immediate aftermath of the invasion, America’s oil and gas industry, never one to let an international humanitarian crisis go unexploited, saw the chance to refresh its recurring initiative for energy “independence”, aka “freedom” and “security”. As part of the industry’s coordinated rollout on Twitter and the nation’s op-ed pages, Krauss again surfaced in the Times with, “Our ‘Great Challenge’ of Energy Independence Still.”

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