importing oil is dangerous

Center for American Progress:

  1. The United States is spending approximately $1 billion a day overseas on oil instead of investing the funds at home, where our economy sorely needs it.
  2. The United States imported 4 million barrels of oil a day—or 1.5 billion barrels total—from “dangerous or unstable” countries in 2008 at a cost of about $150 billion.
  3. The clean-energy provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and ACES combined would generate approximately $150 billion per year in new clean-energy investments over the next decade.

Center for American Progress, oil imports from unstable sources