Whether you're PRObama, NObama, or still undecided, 52 Reasons to Vote for Obama gives you all the information you need to share with friends, debate with relatives and decide for yourself as we head toward one of the most important elections of our lifetime. I'll post a new reason in random order every Monday through Friday from now 'til the election.
Despite what you may hear from the right, the Obama administration's record on energy is extraordinary. United States oil production is at an eight-year high, natural gas production is at an all-time high, and renewable energy production is up 27 percent.
Here are the facts:
Since President Obama took office, America's dependence on foreign oil has decreased every year. In 2010, the United States imported less than half of all the oil it consumed -- a first in thirteen years. In fact, net imports as a share of total consumption declined from 57 percent in 2008 to 45 percent in 2011 -- the lowest level in sixteen years. In the last year alone, we have cut net oil imports by 10 percent -- a million barrels per day. Domestic oil and natural gas production have increased every year President Obama has been in office.
Thanks to the largest investment in clean energy in American history, the United States has nearly doubled renewable energy generation from wind, solar and geothermal sources since 2008. Last year, the United States regained its title as the world's leading investor in clean energy technologies, beating countries such as China, India, and Germany.
In addition, President Obama has repeatedly called on Congress to eliminate the unnecessary and wasteful tax breaks for the oil and gas industry, which would save American taxpayers $4 billion per year.
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