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Domestic drilling could spur U.S. economy [Letter]

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The last five paragraphs of Peter Morici's commentary regarding the need to reduce oil imports and grow the economy faster make a lot of sense ("Inequality is the new norm in the U.S.," Jan. 15). I know the left's arguments against being energy independent are because of environmental issues. But the common sense view is that 6 million gallons imported or 6 million gallons produced here in the United States has the same environmental impact to the world.

I would much prefer American technology protecting us than other countries'. So in addition to being better environmentally for the world, it provides us with jobs, less imports, more tax revenues and less Middle East exposure. As wind and solar power provide more energy, we can always reduce domestic drilling.

Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville

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