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Letter to the editor:

Drill for our oil before it’s too late

Wed, Feb 29, 2012 (2:01 a.m.)

Our economy and security as a nation depend on oil, and will for years to come.

We have a lot of untapped fossil fuel resources here in America. Israel is at risk if Iran goes nuclear and will probably launch a strike to destroy Iran’s nuclear fuel enrichment facilities in the near future. That action will close the Strait of Hormuz and drive the price of oil to unprecedented levels, which will threaten both our economy and our security.

And still, we don’t develop our own fossil fuel resources to the greatest extent possible. By not taking the steps we could take now, we are setting ourselves up for another deep recession or even a depression.

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