Read the PDF version of the letter. Here’s a sample of her incisive approach:

In advocating for oil development in ANWR, I have never guaranteed that this new domestic production would immediately reduce the price of oil. However, incremental production from the coastal plain should help reduce price volatility in the U.S. Additionally, ANWR development would send a strong message to oil speculators and producing countries that the Unites states is serious about addressing its energy problem.

Yet, there is an even more important point. the location and quantities of oil and natural gas are changing world geopolitics. Contries that produce significant quantities of oil and natuarl gas are gaining in power and prestige. several of these countries have objectives and value systems that are antithetical to U.s. interests. we are becoming increasingly dependent on these insecure sources to our long-term detriment. Further, it has become clear that U.S. petrodollars are financing activities that are harmful to America and to our economic and military interests around the world.

Two short paragraphs and she has told the nation why we need to drill in ANWR.

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