Energy security is intimately linked to national security both in terms of our current dependence upon foreign supplies and because some of the hundreds of billions of dollars we pay for foreign oil often ends up in the hands of those that wish to do us harm. A growing, prosperous economy and our Standard of Living and Quality of Life, depend on affordable and abundant domestic energy supplies.
Prosperous, well paying jobs use a tremendous amount of affordable energy. Bending steel, pouring concrete and pulling wire creates items of lasting value that pay the wages that raise a family. A wealthy, healthy and prosperous nation uses more energy every year not less.