Perry: ‘Travesty’ That U.S. Energy Security Is ‘Tied to a Nation That Hates Us’

January 18, 2012 09:42

“Through a series of executive orders and actions, I want to open up energy exploration on federal lands and federal waters,” Perry said Tuesday –

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As president, Perry said he would expand exploration, but also said he favored getting rid of special subsides for the energy industry, preferring a free-market approach.


“It is a travesty, as Iran threatens to close the Strait of Hormuz, that our energy and economic security is so tied to a nation that hates us, that will do us harm,” Perry said.


Iran’s recent threat to close the Strait of Hormuz has prompted concerns of military conflict and increasing oil prices.




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