Obama: Cut oil imports, but not from Canada

Plans to reduce oil imports by one-third in ten years

In his speech today about reducing US oil imports by one-third in ten years, President Obama said the US would keep importing from Canada:

Obama said: “obviously we’ve got to look at neighbors like Canada and Mexico who are steady and stable” and “we can share American know-how and technology with them”

His prepared remarks said:

“I set this goal knowing that imported oil will remain an important part of our energy portfolio for quite some time.  And when it comes to the oil we import from other nations, we can partner with neighbors like Canada, Mexico, and Brazil, which recently discovered significant new oil reserves, and with whom we can share American technology and know-how.”

Full speech is here. It mostly concerns domestic measures for production and efficiency.

Live video here.

Washington Post background story here.


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