THE FUTURE

Romney Promises Energy Independence

Well, that’s one way to shift the conversation. Mitt Romney told a crowd in New Mexico Thursday that the United States will be energy independent by 2020 if he is elected president.The candidate says his strategy would be to expand oil and gas over wind and solar, and to create 3 million jobs and more than $1 trillion in revenue by drilling for oil onshore, including an Alaskan wildlife reserve. He also criticized President’s Obama’s energy plan, saying "he’s taken federal dollars, your money, to advance these companies—solar companies, wind companies—$90 billion in so-called green jobs."