U.S. Energy Security: Enhancing Partnerships with Mexico and Canada

Mar 21, 2013 Issues: Energy, Foreign Affairs

On March 14th, the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere held a hearing on ‘U.S. Energy Security: Enhancing Partnerships with Mexico and Canada.’  I participated in this hearing not only because I am a member of this committee, but also because I believe this issue should be a top priority for the US.

It’s been over 1600 days since the first application for Keystone pipeline was submitted.  We need an all American energy security solution in this country that includes Canada and Mexico, but we have yet to see the Administration move aggressively on either front.

The US Energy Information Administration released a report entitled the ‘Annual Energy Review of 2011.’  This report shows that energy consumption per capita actually decreases from the late 1980s until now, but the energy expenditures per capita has increased.  The graph below depicts this information, and you can read the full report here.

It’s time to approve the Keystone pipeline and a trans-boundary agreement so that we can truly have all American energy security in dealing with our neighbors to the north and south.

Blessings and Liberty,

Jeff Duncan
Member of Congress