by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow and
As appearing in The Daily Caller

Energy independence and security are basic requirements for a stable economy and national security in the modern world. Americans learned that lesson the hard way in the 1970s — even, presumably, President Joe Biden.

Yet since Biden has been president, he has done everything in his power to wreck American energy independence and security. And more is coming. What gives?

A brief overview of recent U.S. energy history is in order.

Although former President Jimmy Carter was largely a failure as president, he did do at least one thing right. To cut U.S. dependence on foreign oil, Carter and Congress unleashed the U.S. coal industry through the National Energy Act of 1978. Coal replaced oil as a means of generating electricity. By the time of the Obama administration, the production of coal had doubled to generate more than 50% of our electricity.

Then the Obama climate agenda struck.

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