THE PODIUM | We cannot depend on foreign energy

Fifty years ago, the Arab Oil Embargo caused gasoline prices to skyrocket, forced Americans to languish in long gas lines, and prompted the United States to re-think its foreign policy.

We quickly learned that being beholden to foreign cartels for our energy was a threat to our national security. After all, affordable, efficient, and abundant energy was — and still is — the cornerstone of our economy and our way of life.