Foreign Oil and National Security

Preventing and adapting to climate change represents a major opportunity to increase the security and prosperity for the United States and the world. New, clean energy supplies available now, like solar and wind, will reduce our need to import oil from some of the most dangerous regions and countries, thus reducing U.S. national security risks and energy dependence. And, it will prevent the kinds of global climate changes that scientific experts fear will increase global instability.

Dependence on foreign oil alone poses a great risk to our national and economic security:  four of the top six oil suppliers support terrorist activities, and foreign oil represented 85% of our trade deficit as of June 2008.