Transportation Policies for America’s Future
SAFE and the ESLC released a suite of policy recommendations designed to transform the nation’s transportation policy, creating a more efficient, more effective, and less oil-intensive network of roads and rails.
November 5, 2013
Examiner Editorial: SAFE has an energy proposal that merits bipartisan support
From alternative resource projects to the Keystone XL pipeline, energy proposals from both political parties often fail for lack of bipartisan support. Consequently, a party usually needs to control both houses of Congress before such proposals can be enacted. But leaders of Securing America’s Future Energy, a nonpartisan advocacy group, hope to break this stalemate with an approach they believe could receive support from Democrats and Republicans alike.
The SAFE proposal would allow oil and gas extraction on some federal lands, and also help develop alternative energy sources. “As we open up new federal lands for new drilling, we need to divert some of that new revenue to research and development to accelerate the use of some of these alternatives,” said Ken Blackwell, a senior adviser to SAFE and former Ohio Secretary of State.
“We’ve got the potential that no nation in the world has ever experienced — and that is to have more natural resources in terms of our petroleum reserves, our natural gas reserves and our coal reserves,” said retired Gen. James Conway, a member of SAFE’s Energy Security Leadership Council. “And it calls out for a national strategic energy plan.”More
October 16, 2013
A National Strategy: Can Opponents in the Energy Debate Find Common Ground to Reduce Oil Dependence?
This panel disscussion from OPEC +40: A National Summit on Energy Security explores the urgency of a bipartisan effort to craft a comprehensive energy security strategy.More
July 19, 2013
The oil boom’s foreign policy dividend
The most effective way to inflict economic pressure on Tehran, most analysts say, is to target the Iranian petroleum industry. Crude oil exports account for between 60 percent and 70 percent of government revenue, more than $600 billion over the past decade. Yet for much of the history of the Iran sanctions program, simple steps that could have constricted or even eliminated this cash flow were not taken.More