I emailed this letter to local newspapers.
If you would like to email them too, their addresses are:
firstname.lastname@example.org @ the Newark Advocate
email@example.com @ Suburban News Gahanna and Licking County
firstname.lastname@example.org @ Suburban News Johnstown
email@example.com @ the Columbus Dispatch
Recently, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration
(EIA), reported that the U.S. imported 64 percent of its oil, or 354 million barrels in June 2009, sending approximately $24.7 billion overseas to foreign governments. This is a 13% increase from the $21.6 billion spent in May. “The amount of oil we import each month remains the largest threat to our national and economic security," wrote billionaire Texas oilman and entrepreneur, T. Boone Pickens.
You can find a complete list of those countries at http://unhub.com/demt.
Of course, some US citizens believe the solution is simply to drill our way out of this problem by opening up US oil reserves in Alaska and off our coasts. While this is a possible and perhaps viable long-term solution it is both a short-sighted and one dimensional choice. Our continued reliance on oil does not address the overwhelming negative political, economic, environmental and health issues resulting from the burning of petroleum.
As such, I encourage all American to band together in support of the cohesive national energy policy as outlined by T. Boone Pickens. This common sense, financially sensible, economically sound and environmentally beneficial plan is the first step to seizing control of our country's future. Please make the time to become a better informed citizens and visit www.PickensPlan.com.
It is the best option for a more secure and more energy independent nation.