America’s oil & gas red tape enables Russia’s power plays

TIME cover--Russia's oilWhat empowered Russian leader Vladimir Putin to make his power plays in Ukraine and elsewhere? Russia used its oil and gas resources while America restricted ours with self-imposed red tape restrictions.

That revenue paid for Russia’s revitalization, powered its military, and became an economic lever that Putin used to turn energy off and on to bend other nations to his will. Other nations have literally begged the U.S. to export some of our energy to them. 

Without his oil and gas advantages, Putin has to go back to staging wrestling matches with drugged animals. Without our energy red tape, America’s economy and our global power soar.

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