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About "Foreign Oil (GEN)"
Many affirmative and negative teams will argue that our energy policies should seek to reduce our reliance on foreign oil. They will claim that we should produce our own oil, transition to electric cars, or use alternative energy sources. The major argument against importing oil is our lack of control over the supply. If a foreign country decides to stop selling us oil or raise the price, it could cause major problems in America. This brief prepares you to combat this type of argument. You can argue that other nations can’t or won’t disrupt our supply of oil. Importing oil brings some benefits for America, and we have measures, like petroleum reserves in place in case we lack oil. You can also argue that true energy independence is impossible or irrelevant. Even if we didn’t import any oil, U.S. petroleum prices would still be determined on the global market. Alternatively, you can argue that we don’t rely on imported oil. We are the world’s top oil producer, export oil to other countries, and are far less vulnerable to OPEC decisions then we were in the past.
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