Energy independency is a key component of US national security. With recent technological advancements, the United States is now the leading producer of oil. How can the US wean itself from its dependency on OPEC and Middle Eastern oil? Can the US become the new ‘Swing Producer’ leveraging our energy dominance and setting global oil prices? Will special interests and lobbyist suppress new technologies competing with Big Oil? And thoughts on Rick Perry as the SEC Energy?
Colonel Jamie Williamson interviews recognized energy expert JACKI PICK on aspects of the energy independency question as it related to US national security. Jacki is the Executive Vice President and COO of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) and is an accomplished attorney with industry experience and seven years as counsel on Capitol Hill. Together we explore some misconceptions regarding hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ and its ability to increase US oil production by a factor of ten.