Sen. Ron Wyden says America should slow down on exporting its newfound oil and gas bounty.
Wyden, D-Ore., sees recent finds from shale formations in the United States and Canada as lowering energy prices and providing a huge competitive advantage for domestic industries.
By some counts, U.S. natural gas production has grown at least 20 percent during the past five years with the potential to go much higher.
“Why trade that away?” the four-term senator said in an interview in his Capitol Hill office.
Read more at The Statesman Journal.