Foreign oil reliance is continuing to grow. U.S. consumers currently send over $200,000 every minute overseas to buy oil. We cannot simply drill our way out of the current gasoline supply woes; attempting to do so will only increase the severe environmental impacts of driving and we don't have enough domestic oil to make a significant dent in prices. Opening the Arctic wildlife refuge today won't produce oil for another 8-10 years, and even then will only be a drop in the bucket compared to our demand. Since sending money outside the US in no way helps the US make MORE money, doesn't this seem like a way US citizens are losing money and hurting our own economy?
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